The Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butković, said that the construction project of the Peljesac Bridge is moving forward and he hoped that a Croatian company can get involved with the project.
Croatian Roads announced yesterday that the Chinese consortium, China Road and Bridge Corporation, will conduct the first phase of the construction of the Peljesac Bridge with access roads, and that the European Commission will finance 85 percent of the project.
Of the three bids submitted for tender of the public procurement contract, the China Road and Bridge Corporation, with a bid of 2.08 billion Kuna were selected as the most attractive and they will have a deadline of 36 months to complete their works.
"This project is moving forward to the satisfaction of all the citizens, especially those in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, because with the realization of the Peljesac Bridge the county will be connected with the rest of the country,” added the Minister.
The Peljesac Bridge was declared a project of exceptional strategic importance for the country, the total value of the project is 526 million Euro, of which the EU will finance 85 percent. The decision to co-finance the largest Croatian project ever was made by the European Commission in June 2017. The bridge construction will last three years.
The public tender for the second phase of the project, the construction of roads through the Peljesac peninsular, totalling 400 million Kuna, will be announced at the end of February, said Minister Butković. The construction of the bridge, 2.4 kilometres long and 55 meters high, should last 36 months from the start of the works, with the bridge having four traffic lanes.