Minister Butković: The construction of the Pelješac Bridge is expected to begin in the fall

first_imgThe total value of the works is estimated at more than 420 million Euros, and the ministry expects that around 360 million Euros will be non-refundable funds. “That decision is up to the European Commission. If this is not the case, the Republic of Croatia will participate in the missing gap”, Said Butković and removed the connection between the construction of the bridge and the elections, and added that the Pelješac Bridge is a priority of this Government, that previous governments worked on it and that there is a consensus of all political parties on its construction.Photo: Vlada.hrAs for the works so far, all contracts with previous contractors have been terminated as well as the supervision contract. What still needed to be clarified this year was the issue of safe passage, a right that neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina has. This was discussed at a meeting held by Minister Butković in June last year with the Minister of Transport from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He submitted documentation to him, which shows that a joint commission was formed in 2007 and that all the technical characteristics that needed to be met by BiH were implemented in this project. “There are no more doubts and the project can go further,” he said. The Minister stressed that the entire project, which consists of three phases, should be completed by 2021, and if there will be no complaints, the start of construction of the bridge should be in autumn 2017. After the 21st session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the press conference was held by the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butković and the Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Lovro Kuščević.After the Government of the Republic of Croatia made a decision on financing the project “Road connection with southern Dalmatia”, Which includes the construction of the Peljesac Bridge, Minister Butković explained the details related to the project. This is a project that includes three phases, and one of those phases is the construction of the Peljesac Bridge, one of the most important infrastructure projects in the Republic of Croatia, said the Minister, and added “Now we have reached a serious stage to start the construction of this large infrastructure project this year, so the Government has made a decision to finance the Peljesac Bridge.“. The total value of all three phases is 420.334.596,00 Euros and these funds, by the decision of the Government, will be provided by the Ministry through 5 budget years. The mentioned phases are: construction of the bridge, construction of access roads and the third phase of the Ston bypass.At the moment, two processes are underway for the Pelješac Bridge; the first process – the tender for the selection of contractors, (two stages of the tender: first stage; legal, financial and technological capabilities of bidders, the second stage; determining the price of the Peljesac Bridge.) and the second process, which involves the application of so-called. major project according to the EC. We remind you that at the end of December last year, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure received a JASPERS certificate, that the project was well prepared and that the application was in order.Construction of the Peljesac Bridge is expected to begin in the fallRegarding the start of works, Minister Butković announced that they expect the start of construction of the Pelješac Bridge in the fall, after the selection of the contractor, and stressed that the tenders are in two stages. “We are now at the end of the first, if there are no complaints, by June we will have a contractor for the Peljesac BridgeHe said. When asked by a journalist about a case in which investors want to invest in maritime property or port infrastructure and cannot get money from banks because they cannot register as owners, Minister Kuščević answered that the position is clear: “Maritime property is a common good and inalienable owned by the Republic of Croatia. There is no talk of it being privatized or sold. Concession approvals, short-term and multi-year, – yes. Because we have to start using our resources, and so the maritime good. But in accordance with the plan and the law. So it’s a concession, not ownership. “last_img read more

ASL in ongoing electricity project

first_imgThe cargo was discharged at Mombasa port in Kenya for delivery to UETCL at the Ugandan government storage facility in Mbale.ASL were tasked with the equipment handling and storage, Customs clearance, documentation and road haulage from Mombasa to Mbale.ASL are the ongoing sole logistics provider for Kalpataru Power Transmission as part of the UETCL project.Access Shipping & Logistics has been a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in Uganda since June 2014.  www.asl-africa.comwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img read more

Trade to NorthPort a homecoming for Sol Mercado

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Mercado first played Philippine basketball with the franchise when it was still in the defunct Philippine Basketball League carrying Harbor Center name from 2007 to 2008.And after the trade the Gin Kings shipped him to the Batang Pier on Tuesday, Mercado couldn’t help but feel some sort of homecoming.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I’ve been in this organization before, this was actually the first organization I was with when I first went to the Philippines,” said Mercado after the Batang Pier outlasted Rain or Shine, 107-105, in overtime in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 35-year-old guard was traded by Ginebra along with Kevin Ferrer and Jervy Cruz in exchange for Stanley Pringle. Mercado’s return to the franchise also marks the third time that he will be a Batang Pier in the PBA after playing for the club in two different occasions in 2013 to 2014 as part of the “MMDA” group with Willie Miller, Gary David, and Japeth Aguilar.“It’s kind of nice, it’s a welcome back kind of thing, and those guys are very welcoming,” said Mercado who played for the Gin Kings from 2015 to 2019.Mercado immediately showed his all-out support for his new team and so far, he’s liking what he’s seen.The Batang Pier were down by as much as 25 points, 84-59, in the third quarter only to come roaring back to force OT.Moala Tautuaa, who had a career-high 34 points, finished things off for NorthPort with a dagger three for the 107-102 lead with 26.4 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Sol Mercado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Sol Mercado has played for six different PBA teams, most notably with Barangay Ginebra where he won three championships, since joining the league in 2008.But there was one franchise Mercado treated as his first home in Philippine basketball and that’s NorthPort.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “Down 20, they never gave up and obviously that comes from the head coach,” said Mercado, referring to Pido Jarencio, who was once a player for Ginebra 1992 to 1998 and playd with the legendary Robert Jaworksi.“He came from that never-say-die culture, and they (players) kind of followed his lead and it was amazing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Stanley Pringle trade tough pill to swallow for NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more