Sisak-Moslavina County expecting large transport investments

SISAK, 25.01.2018.

Large investments in transport infrastructure are about to be made in Sisak-Moslavina County, Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butkovic, said at a signing ceremony for a grant to prepare a transport development masterplan for the county.

The HRK 7.04 million contract, 85% of which is an EU grant, will enable the preparation of a regional strategic transport document. The document will serve as a starting point for further development and plans for transport projects, better connectivity and increased accessibility and safety.

An analysis of existing and future transport needs in cities and municipalities in the county will be conducted to define objectives and measures that will serve to launch development and transport infrastructure projects, Minister Butkovic said.

This is the 21st grant agreement that the ministry has concluded, he added.

Citing some of the transport projects planned for the county, Butkovic mentioned the construction of a new bridge across the Odra River and a road connecting Sisak with the Zagreb-Sisak motorway. That project is valued at HRK 200 million and this year HRK 50 million will be invested in it.

Butkovic announced that the ministry planned to launch negotiations with international financial institutions to obtain funding for the completion of several unfinished motorway sections, including one running from Lekenik to Sisak.

President of the Management Board of the Hrvatske Ceste road authority, Josip Skoric, explained that HRK 27 million had been invested in the county road network over a four-year period until 2015.

Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect Ivo Zinic explained that the masterplan would be completed by the end of 2019, which, he said, will enable further plans for road construction and maintenance.