The water supply and wastewater management system in the towns of Trilj, Otok and Dicmo in the Split hinterland will be reconstructed and improved by the implementation of a HRK 248 million project co-funded by the European Union, and to this end, two agreements were signed in Trilj on Saturday.
Under this scheme, HRK 133 million kunas will be set aside as non-repayable funds from the EU Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014 - 2020.
The water network and sewerage pipes, as well as wastewater treatment facilities in the Trilj-Otok-Dicmo agglomeration, will be reconstructed and extended in compliance with the relevant EU directives.
Improved intake of EU funds
Attending the ceremony, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic underscored the importance of the project for the Cetinska Krajina region.
He also cited figures on a rise in the number of contracts concluded by Croatia on EU-funded projects.
During the term of this government, contracts have been concluded for 70% of EU funds as against 9% at the start of the term, and that means 7.5 billion kunas, said the premier.
Of that amount, 2.6 billion has been absorbed, an this will also accelerate as now large-scale projects are in the pipeline, according to the premier's explanation.
All that brings about palpable effects for the quality of life of citizens, he added.
Trilj Mayor Ivan Sipic said that the project would help to revive the region and create hundreds of jobs.