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Dubrovnik Neretva region


Contact person:  Ivo Klaić
 Position:  project manager
 Telephone:  +385 20 351 463
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 Website: www.dubrovnik-neretva.hr



The Dubrovnik–Neretva County is the southernmost Croatian county. The county seat is Dubrovnik and other large towns are Korčula, Metković, Opuzen and Ploče.

The area of the County is constituted by two basic functional and physiographic regions i.e. the relatively narrow longitudinal coastline with numerous islands located far from the coast or closer to it and the Pelješac Peninsula on the one hand and the lower Neretva area with the coastal region gravitating towards it on the other hand.

The most significant economic activity in the County is tourism, followed by the shipping industry, naval construction and agriculture with a special emphasis on rural development and ecologically sustainable production. The Dubrovnik-Neretva County is one of the first GMO-free counties.
The Ploče Harbour is one of the most significant economic subjects in the County and it is important not only for Bosnia and Herzegovina, but it will also be of great significance for a number of countries once the railway corridor 5C to Ploče is established.

When it comes to agriculture, we must mention the cultivation of citruses, vegetables and flowers in the Neretva Valley and Konavle, the cultivation of high-quality grapes for the production of white and red wine of controlled origin, olive trees which endure long periods of draught in the summer, fish and shellfish (especially oysters which are undergoing the process of legal protection and which will be given a certificate of authenticity). A significant branch of the County's economy is the extraction and dressing of stone.

project involvement

This project will apply the model of financing of EU funds in this county. This project is realized as inter-modal connectivity.
Sea ​​as a resource is historically linked to land routes. In this way the funds are used for construction of coast (mooring).
Thus gains access to land lines. Important effect of the project is a new maritime line that can arise when there is no infrastructure for it.
Sea as a transport route is still the most economical transport. Effects of the project are visible in the creation of new economic, tourist, cultural, research and scientific directions.



WP2 Dubrovnik Neretva County EA SEA WAY


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