The Croatian transport minister Oleg Butkovic and the major of Osijek, Ivan Radic, signed on March 22, 2023 an agreement for a 20 million euro grant under RRF for a 25 million euro project to buy 10 low-platform trams for the eastern Croatian town. Source: The Osijek town authorities.
March 24 (SeeNews) - Gradski Prijevoz Putnika (GPP), the public transport company in Osijek, eastern Croatia, will buy 10 low-platform trams for 25 million euro ($26.8 million) using a grant from the European Union's recovery and resilience facility (RRF), in a move to upgrade the public transport service in the eastern Croatian town, the transport ministry said.
For this project, a 20 million euro grant has been provided under RRF, transport minister Oleg Butkovic said on Wednesday, as quoted in a press release by the ministry.
In December, the ministry signed a similar deal with Zagrebacki Elektricni Tramvaj (ZET), the public transport services provider in the capital Zagreb. Zagreb and Osijek are the only two Croatian towns that operate trams.
Croatia stands to receive 5.5 billion euro in grants under its 2021 - 2026 national recovery and resilience plan, aimed to help the country emerge stronger from the pandemic.