150 million kuna will be spent on public irrigation projects in Croatia
Jan 20, 2022 – 150 million kuna are earmarked for Croatian public irrigation projects after a tender was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture earlier this week. With the long, scorching days of summer often causing damage to Croatian agriculture, this move is very much welcomed by those engaged in the field.
As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a tender for Croatian public irrigation investments worth 150 million kuna was announced on Monday this week. This is a rural development program tender for investments in basic Croatian public irrigation infrastructure to reduce the negative effects of droughts during the hot and dry summer months, to ensure the stability of national agricultural production and to increase the competitiveness of agricultural production on the whole.
The total amount of available public support funds amounts to the above-mentioned figure of 150 million kuna, and the deadline for submitting support applications and submitting a certificate of said submission requests will last from February 1 to February 28, 2022.
The eligible beneficiaries for this call for tenders are the autonomous territorial communities and the eligible projects are the projects for the construction of a complete irrigation system in accordance with the technical solutions and the building permits (reservoirs, canals, surface drainage systems and/or underground as part of the project unit, pumping stations, pipelines, distribution networks, control systems, etc.).
The intensity of the financial assistance offered to those concerned and who apply for the tender will amount to a maximum of 100% of the total eligible costs of the project, noted the competent ministry. They also said that so far, under Operation 4.3.1 titled “Investments in Basic Public Irrigation Infrastructure” through seventeen different projects, the amount of aid has been agreed to exceed the 666 million kuna mark.
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