(Photo: Grgo Jelavić/PIXSELL) (Photo: Grgo Jelavić/PIXSELL)

Attending the signing ceremony, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković underscored that the project was essential for Dubrovnik's development and that it fit into the government's policy and partnership agreements with local authorities.

"During the meeting on the occasion of the Feast Day of St. Blaise in 2019, we adopted a set of important items for development projects in the city with a total value of 4.5 billion kuna. Of the 5.8 billion kuna in EU funds, 5.6 billion was agreed to during our term in government," he recalled.

Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butković underscored that in the past four years the government had invested 6.7 billion kuna for transport projects in Croatia's south, from the Pelješac Bridge and Dubrovnik airport to the Ploče port and other important port projects.

Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković said that this was the largest infrastructure project in the city center in the past 42 years.

Source: HINA