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11 new buses ordered for Dubrovnik with EU funds

By  The Dubrovnik Times Dec 02, 2020

A contract was signed today for the purchase of 11 low-floor buses for the Libertas company, 12 meters long and more technologically advanced than the existing ones in the fleet of the Dubrovnik public transport company.

The delivery deadline is 200 days, and the director of Libertas, Ante Vojvodić, hopes that it will be even earlier, so that the buses are ready for the next tourist season.

The contract was signed by Ante Vojvodić - director of Libertas d.o.o. and Mario Fabek - director of AutoHrvatska PSC d.o.o.

The investment for the purchase of 11 modern buses for public transport is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund under the Operational Program "Competitiveness and Cohesion" 2014-2020, as part of a limited grant procedure. For this purpose, grants from EU funds in the amount of HRK 18,000,000 were awarded.

The procurement of buses was coordinated by the Administrative Department for European Funds, Regional and International Cooperation, headed by Head Zrinka Raguž.

“We have contracted projects worth one billion Kuna. In the future, there will be new buses, and new tenders are to be announced,” Raguž pointed out.

The director of Libertas, Ante Vojvodić, pointed out that it was a long and arduous process that lasted two years, and that this was the first time that the buses were procured with EU funds, while their only cost was VAT.


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