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First major projects under EU Cohesion Fund for Croatia for clean drinking water and unpolluted rivers and seas

(01 July 2013)

First major projects under EU Cohesion Fund for Croatia for clean drinking water and unpolluted rivers and seas

The European Commission has approved a contribution of nearly €103 million for the first two major projects to be implemented under the EU’s Cohesion Fund for Croatia. The investments will benefit 150 000 residents in the regions of Osijek and Porec as well as 75 000 expected tourists per year. The projects will contribute to the protection of Croatia's water resources through improved water supply and integrated wastewater management system and 300 jobs are likely to be created as the projects are implemented.

Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn, who approved the two decisions, said: “Croatia has now become the EU’s 28th member state. As such it will now benefit from investments like these ones to help it onto the path of sustainable growth. These projects are a good example of our regional investments contributing to improved living conditions of citizens, while protecting Croatia’s rivers and its sea at the same time. This of course is also of vital importance for Croatia’s tourism industry and so is an investment in Croatia’s economy as well as its environment.“


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