The Government fully supports important development projects in Split-Dalmatia County

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Prime Minister Andrej Plenković visited Split on Tuesday and discussed development projects with local government officials.

Asked by reporters about €2 million for projects announced at a cabinet meeting in Split two years ago, Plenković said that some of the projects had been carried out, some were under way and some were yet to be implemented.

He said that these projects would pave the way for Split to become Croatia's main Adriatic port and tourist hub. "I think that all these projects are very good and well accepted, and we will try to channel a portion of €22 billion from the EU to Split and Split-Dalmatia County," he added.

Plenković recalled that the government had allocated HRK 600 million for job-keeping measures in light of the coronavirus crisis, notably measures for private-sector employers and workers' wages in Split-Dalmatia County. In that way the government helped this tourism-oriented county to overcome the crisis, he added.

"I thanked the mayor and the county prefect for their dedicated work on the many projects that have been carried out during their terms in office," Plenković said, citing the Znjan development project and projects to reduce traffic congestion in the city.

County Prefect Blazenko Boban said they had analysed the government's decisions made at its meeting in Split on May 4 and found that many of the projects were at a preparatory stage. He cited several important projects aimed at upgrading the road infrastructure.

Mayor Andro Krstulovic Opara mentioned the Znjan project, the Dračevac Technology Park, the reconstruction of the Poljud football stadium and the construction of a museum of Hajduk Football Club.

Text: Hina