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Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA)

IPA Transportation Operational Programme in Croatia

The Transportation Operational Programme supports activities directed towards:

  • Transport infrastructure development, concerning in particular the interconnection and interoperability of national networks and with the trans-European networks; and
  • Technical assistance for the preparation of studies and technical support related to eligible activities, including those necessary for implementation.
  • Technical assistance for preparatory, management, monitoring, evaluation, information and control activities
  • Reinforcing the administrative capacity for implementing IPA.

1. Priorities and Measures

Priority 1: Upgrading Croatia's rail transport system. The priority axis aims to gradually improve the standard of Croatian railways, in particular the line along TEN Corridor X within Croatia, so that they increasingly meet EU requirements.

Priority 2: Upgrading Croatia's inland waterway system. This priority axis aims to rehabilitate the Sava river waterway to category IV navigational status, including its alignment with the EU River Information System.

Priority 3: Technical Assistance. This priority axis aims to ensure a sound and efficient management and implementation of the programme, by improving the administrative capacity of the institutions concerned in all the relevant areas. It is also used to prepare projects for subsequent programmes.

2. Financial Table

Priority IPA Contribution National co-financing Total funding Co-financing rate
  (a) (b) (c) = (a) + (b) (d) = (a)/(c)
Priority Axis 1 – Upgrading Croatia’s rail transport system 88 585 500 15 632 735 104 218 235 85 %
Priority Axis 2 – Upgrading Croatia's Inland Waterway System 6 900 000 1 217 647 8 117 647 85 %
Priority Axis 3 - Technical Assistance 1 215 000 214 412 1 429 412 85 %
Total (2007-2011) 96 700 500 17 064 794 113 765 294 85 %

3. Major Projects

Zagreb main station signaling - interlocking system. Due to the bad condition of the signalling system, the speed at Zagreb Main Station is limited to 30 km/h. Because of its poor condition and age the replacement of the existing interlocking system has to precede any track or platform reconstruction work. Hence, the project is only Phase I of Zagreb Main Station reconstruction and will cover mainly the upgrading of the signalling and interlocking systems. (EU contribution: € 14 million).

4. Contact & Links

Operating Structure

Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure
Nazorova 61
10 000 Zagreb

Contracting Authorities

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