The European Commission approved on Friday an investment from the Cohesion Fund worth more than €128 million to modernize the water and sewerage infrastructure of the Split-Solin agglomeration.
The project will provide four thousand people with high-quality drinking water and 25 thousand inhabitants with sewerage service.
Water is one of our most valuable resources, but not everyone has equal access to drinking water. Thanks to this EU investment Croatian citizens will be able to use water sources more effectively, guaranteeing high-quality drinking water and cleaner waste water, which will ultimately lead to less sea and groundwater pollution, said Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner Elisa Ferreira.
In addition to the environmental benefits, the water and sewerage infrastructure modernization will boost the local economy by expanding tourism, the main economic activity in the area. By implementing this project the Split-Solin agglomeration will align itself with the EU drinking water and urban waste water directives, the Commission states.
The project of Split-Solin water utility infrastructure improvement consists of the construction of a water supply, drainage and sewerage system and covers the area of the City of Split, the City of Solin and municipalities Klis, Dugopolje and Podstrana.