"The final deadline for the completion of all access roads and the Peljesac Bridge itself is January 31, 2022," commented the Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković after visiting the site on Thursday. The new bridge, which will connect Dubrovnik with the rest of the country when completed, will be completed in three years’ time and construction is moving faster than planned.
The Prime Minister visited the site of the new bridge, the largest infrastructure project in the country, and told reporters that “we will finally achieve the aim of connecting Croatia’s south with all of the country.” The bridge is being constructed by the Chinese company China Roads and Bridges after they won the public tender with an offer of 281 million Euros. The entire project, along with all the access roads, will cost around 420 million Euros and the European Union will fund 85 percent of the entire financial costs.
"The fact that the EU is co-financing the bridge with €357 million serves to show Croatia how important the EU's cohesion policy is, and how important European budget funding is for this key infrastructure projects. The bridge will be a permanent symbol of the first seven years of our European Union membership," concluded Plenković.