The Croatian Prime Minister and members of his inner cabinet visited the Šibenik-Knin and Zadar counties today. They toured works on ongoing infrastructure projects throughout the two counties and attended the opening of the Adriatic Business Center in Šibenik.
At the beginning of his visit to Zadar County, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković visited the Baštica irrigation project in Ravni kotari, where he talked to farmers about the production and marketing of agricultural products. Plenković said that he expects excellence and the acquisition of new skills from entrepreneurs.
He continued his visit at the Port of Gaženica in Zadar, where he presented the representatives of cities and municipalities 13 contracts worth more than 43 million Kuna in European Union funds for the financing of infrastructure facilities.
Earlier in the day, the prime minister was in Šibenik, where he attended the opening of the Adriatic Business Center (ABC). The project, valued at 20 million Kuna, was financed entirely through European Union funds.
"This shows that Šibenik-Knin County has, over the past seven, almost eight years of EU membership, learned how to take advantage of the benefits that EU membership offers, especially in the area of innovation, which are vital to both technological progress and Croatia's development," the prime minister said
"European Funds are changing our county for the better. They are ensuring a better life for our citizens and a better foundation for the future of the people that live here. And that is true not only for our citizens in coastal towns and cities, but for those in the hinterland areas and islands as well," added Šibenik-Knin County Prefect Goran Pauk.
The prime minister also presented handed over a decision on the allocation of funds from the "Fishermen's Port, Disembarkation Piers, Fish Exchange and Shelter" measure at the Vela Lamjana Fishing Port, and met with Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin and Zadar Mayor Branko Dukić.