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ZAGREB (Croatia), January 14 (SeeNews) - The coastal Split-Solin area has signed an agreement to receive 975 million kuna ($146 million/131 million euro) in EU funding, to be used to finance a project for improving water supply, waste water collection and treatment on its territory, Croatia's environment ministry said.
The estimated total cost of the project is 1.79 billion kuna, of which the EU's Cohesion Fund is providing financing for 68.71% of accepted costs, the ministry said in a statement on Monday, following the signing ceremony.
The project includes the construction of 124 kilometres of public sewerage system, 63 kilometres of public water supply system and a water purification unit.
Some 25,000 people from the areas of Split, Solin and the neighbouring municipalities will obtain access to waste water treatment, while some 4,000 people will be connected to water supply system.
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia with population of some 178,000 people. Solin, population 24,000, is located some 10 kilometres north-east of Split.
(1 euro = 7.44536 kuna)