Dubrovnik, Croatia

Over 60 million euros allocated for the upgrade of Dubrovnik’s water supply

Over 60 million euros allocated for the upgrade of Dubrovnik’s water supply

The Cohesion Fund will invest more than 60 million euros in the water supply and treatment infrastructure in Dubrovnik

On Monday 1 March, the European Commission approved an investment of over 60 million euros from the Cohesion Fund. This money will be put towards upgrading the water supply, wastewater collection, and treatment infrastructures in and around the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.

What is the Cohesion Fund?

According to the website of the European Commission, the Cohesion Fund is aimed at helping the countries whose Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average. Thus, this fund has been created with the goal of reducing economic and social disparities while promoting sustainable development.

It follows then that it is thanks to this fund that the water supply and treatment infrastructure in and around the city of Dubrovnik will be improved.

More specifically, while work on the water supply will mainly take place in Dubrovnik, it will also cover the districts supplied by the Zaton-Orašac-Elafiti and Mioševići-Visočani systems. The wastewater section of the project, on the other hand, will only affect the Dubrovnik agglomeration.

Enhancing socio-economic development

The European Commission further reported that Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, commented: “This project will not only provide inhabitants with the essential access to clean water and reduced water losses but it will also boost the commercial and touristic attractiveness of the area, thus improving the local socio-economic development. Once more, Cohesion policy is about delivering concrete solutions and additional benefits to local challenges.”

Thanks to this generous investment, the citizens of Dubrovnik will no longer need to fear issues surrounding water contamination. What is more, this project will also help boost the city’s economy by reducing the costs that may otherwise be brought about by old or faulty infrastructure.

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