The European Commission yesterday approved the major project of the new terminal of the Dubrovnik airport to the amount of 214.9 million Euros. This will, as they say in the, make travel through this important airport faster and easier and help Croatia prepare for the accession to Schengen open-border agreement because the entire airport will be equipped according to the standards of Schengen.
From the total amount of funding agreed for the new terminal project 134.6 million Euro will be provided from the Fund for Regional Development. The Dubrovnik Airport is included in the list of priorities because it belongs to the Trans-European Transport Net (TENT). This project will improve to the international and national access to the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and directly benefit the Croatian economy.
Corina Crețu, the incumbent European Commissioner for Regional Policy, said on the decision that "this is great news for business, tourism and for those who use the airport in Dubrovnik."
She added that "I had the opportunity to visit the works on extending the Dubrovnik Airport in May this year, and I think that is one of the most visible investment projects in the field of transportation.”