-After seeing the final results, and despite the economic crisis in the world, the port of Korcula fulfilled the goals and plans for 2016, which is evident from an increase in the number of arrivals, or more precisely sailing into the port of Korcula - says Vedran Lelekovic, director of the County Port Authority Korcula for Slobodna Dalmacija.
Data shows that 1,123,085 passengers passed through port, which is an increase compared to 2015 (1,041,293) of seven percent. However, since the port of Korcula can only accept boats shorter than 100 meter, the new port will be built, and by the words of Lelekovic the project should start in 2020. The new port will be built on the location Polacista (Zrnovska Banja), five kilometers away from the town of Korcula and the project will be led by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, and will be financed from the operational program of transport 2014/2020.
The port is optimized in accordance with the needs and the depths of the sea and is estimated to cost about 70 million Kuna, which is significantly less than the original version of the port, whose construction was estimated at two hundred million Kuna.