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Reconstruction and upgrading of the western part of the port Cres, Island of Cres

Safer, higher quality connection for the population of the Cres Archipelago

Source of funding

OPCC

Completion phase:

Project implementation

Total eligible costs (EUR)

4.612.198,59

EU grant (EUR)

3.898.400,76

Date of conclusion of the contract

23.07.2018

Estimation on completition of project

31.12.2021

Videos and photos from the construction site

Aerial video — 19.05.2020. 15:43:09

Cres Port — 22.10.2020. 10:10:28

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Project summary

The project envisages the construction of a 185 m long, 6 m wide external breakwater, which shall be used for berthing passenger liners, and the reconstruction of a narrow, 280 m long coastal strip.

The reconstruction and upgrade, called for by the project, form part of a continuation of the reconstruction of the Cres seafront, and will constitute a single spatial and functional unit along with the existing structures. The purpose of upgrading the western part of the port Cres is to improve the quality of transport on the high-speed ferry line Mali Lošinj – Ilovik – Susak – Unije – Martinščica – Cres – Rijeka and other potential ferry and high-speed ferry lines, to increase safety in port waters and establish a more efficient connection between the bus station and the ship terminal.

The main objective of the project is to improve the infrastructure in the port basin of the port of Cres by building a safer and more arranged pier on the west coast of the port of Cres, which shall enable better connection between the island of Cres and the islands of the Cres archipelago. The project aims to meet all safety requirements to improve passenger transport services throughout the year, regardless of the pressure of tourism, which will favorably affect the availability of employment, education and other services to island communities, and improve the integration of Croatian islands into the wider transport network.

Based on the prepared study “Feasibility Study with Cost-benefit Analysis of the Extension and Reconstruction of the Western Part of the Port of Cres”, it was determined that the existing pier needs to be upgraded by ensuring the necessary protection of the waters within the port area of ​​Cres, providing adequate mooring and security liner ships, providing preconditions for the development of liner traffic, and raising the utility standard for users of public shipping lines, in and around the port, primarily in terms of arranging access for people with reduced mobility. The project envisages the construction of an external breakwater with a total length of about 185 meters and a width of about 6 meters, which will be used to accommodate liner passenger ships, and the arrangement of the land part of the port with a length of about 280 meters. The extension and reconstruction planned by the project represent a continuation of the arrangement of the Cres waterfront and, together with the existing facilities, it will form an unique spatial, functional and design unit . The purpose of the upgrade is to use the manipulative space of the existing state high-speed line, manipulative space of other potential ship and high-speed lines, and public space that will connect the bus station and the ship terminal in order to ensure unimpeded passage and transition from one form of transport to the other. This will reduce congestion in the port, which is very intense in the summer months.

Although the entire project of arranging the port of Cres includes the construction of additional facilities of the port, additional facilities will not be realized in this phase of the project.

Objective of the project

The objective of the project is the reconstruction and extension of the western part of the port of Cres.

The main objective of the project is to improve the infrastructure in the area of the port basin of the port Cres by building a safer and better arranged pier on the west coast of the port of Cres, which will enable a better connection between the island of Cres and the islands of the Cres archipelago. The reconstruction and extension of the western part of the port of Cres will have a positive impact on the availability of employment, education and other services to island inhabitants. It will also significantly contribute to the integration of Croatian islands into a wider transport network, and thus encourage local economic growth.

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