“As far as the Pelješac Bridge is concerned, I think that the Government of the Republic of Croatia was quite clear, and I said it a few days ago. Not only is the construction project of the Pelješac Bridge continuing, but we have secured 357 million Euros,” commented the Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
He was responding to a recent interview by Bakir Izetbegović, a Bosnian political and member of tripartite Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who said the Pelješac Bridge should not go ahead before the maritime border between the two countries is defined and ensures undisturbed access to the open sea.
The Croatian Prime Minister reiterated that he was addressing the topic dialogue with all neighbouring countries, and that they discussed this point at a joint session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the BiH Council of Ministers in Sarajevo in early July.
"If anything needs to be explained, we will explain to our all neighbours. However, the technical features of the bridge are such that they provide a secure passage for all types of vessels,” said Prime Minister Plenkovic. He added that "I expect that we will soon have a direct link between the south of Croatia and the rest of Croatia with the Pelješac Bridge.”