ZAGREB (Croatia), October 4 (SeeNews) - Croatia's coastal region of Kastela and Trogir is launching a 1.43 billion kuna ($211.6 million/192.7 million euro) water supply and wastewater project co-financed by the European Union (EU), the country's environment ministry said.
The ministry signed on Thursday a grant agreement and a co-financing agreement for the project with regional water utility company Vodovod i Kanalizacije Split and its larger peer Hrvatske Vode, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
The EU is providing 803.2 million kuna of the total financing, while the remainder is coming from the environment ministry, and the two water utility firms.
The project comprises the construction of water supply and drainage systems, and the construction and reconstruction of waste water treatment plants in the towns of Kastela and Trogir, which are located in the southern Split-Dalmatia County.
The Kastela-Trogir region will thus get 231 kilometres of drainage system with 8,613 household connections. Moreover, the region will get 59.87 km of new water supply system, while the existing 65.41 km will be revamped and 1,640 households will be able to connect to the network.
The existing Divulje wastewater treatment plant, near Trogir, will be reconstructed, and a new one will be built on the Ciovo island.
The project should be completed by December 2023.
(1 euro = 7.41913 kuna)