The Mljet National Park has been having a busy winter period preparing for another tourists season. A number of projects are underway to improve the infrastructure for visitors to the island, the most significant being the construction of a stone bridge that will connect the banks of the lakes.
With the construction of the new bridge, an investment of around 2.2 million Kuna, will mean that guests will once again be able to walk the complete circle around the lakes. The original bridge was destroyed centuries ago and the new bridge will connect the shores of the larger of the two lakes inside the National Park.
“With this project we will provide a quality service to visitors and enable the sustainable development of the local population,” commented Nenad Strizrep the Deputy Minister for the Environment and Nature Protection after visiting the site.
The construction of the bridge is worth 2.2 million Kuna and is financed by the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection.
The new bridge will now form a key part in an 11 kilometre long walkway around the large lake and benches, waste bins and signposts have also been installed. Now visitors to the Mljet National Park will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular walk on one of the most stunning islands in the Adriatic.