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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has put forward a 18.8 million Euro loan to help finance the expansion of ferry and cruise passenger operations in Split.
The sovereign guaranteed loan, given to the Port of Split Authority, will be used to extend and reconfigure passenger wharves which will benefit tourism and enable the port to become the Adriatic’s first cruise port member of EcoPort and the first port to receive the Port Environmental Review System Certificate in the EBRD region.
"Efficient local transport infrastructure in Split will allow Croatia to expand tourism outside of the limited number of well-known tourist hubs such as Dubrovnik and Istria. The Port of Split upgrade is the third port in Croatia to benefit from an EBRD-financed reconstruction, after the ports of Sibenik and Dubrovnik, and is part of a wider strategy by Croatia to accommodate growing tourism. The EBRD has supported other vital infrastructure projects in Croatia – including motorways and roads – as the country is preparing for the EU accession in 2013," said Zsuzsanna Hargitai, EBRD’s Director for Croatia.
"With the implementation of this valuable investment into extension and rehabilitation of the passenger wharves on the outer side of the breakwater of the city of Split, the Port of Split will significantly increase the existing admission capacities for large cruise ships and ships in international maritime traffic and raise the level of service and security at the port, which is most important to passengers and shippers. This project will indirectly produce very positive effects for the economy of Split, increase tourist visits, generate additional revenues from tourism, but will also have a positive influence on the wider region’s development. With the status of primary cruise port, the port of Split will gain back its leading position in the Mediterranean, well deserved for its tradition, location and function," said Sinisa Hajdas-Doncic, Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure.
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