Lošinj and Susak get a boat connection with Trieste

first_imgAs part of the European project MOSES, which refers to the maritime and multimodal connection of the North Adriatic, Lošinj and Susak will receive a ferry line with Trieste.The Friuli Venezia Giulia region is the leading partner in this project, and in addition to the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, the Istria County and the Italian Molise region are also participating. ”Within its part of the project tasks, PGC will coordinate the Pilot activities on the establishment of new maritime connections on the line between the port of Trieste, the port of Istria and the ports of Mali Lošinj and Susak. For this purpose, the rehabilitation of the operational pier and the construction of the coastal wall in the port of Susak will be carried out, and the plan is to start the line for this tourist season in the experimental phase, so to check interest in using this new boat connection from Trieste. PGC is primarily interested in this project due to the development of tourism through better maritime connections, and in addition we will receive funds for the reconstruction of port infrastructure on the island of Susak”, Said the Deputy Prefect of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Marina Medarić.The aim of the project is to improve maritime and multimodal transport services between Italy and Croatia in order to establish better and sustainable cross-border connections. The total value of the entire project is 1.175.085,00 euros, while the total budget of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is 312.850,00 euros.last_img read more

Minister D’Ambrosio Presents Marine and Coastal Bill 2017

first_imgMinister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, today introduced the Marine and Coastal Bill 2017 – a new legislation to provide a better future for Victoria’s coastal and marine environments.The bill has been developed in close consultation with communities and organisations working to look after marine and coastal areas, as well as the guidance of a panel of experts, chaired by Associate Professor, Geoff Wescott.“Victoria’s marine and coastal environment is under pressure from the long-term challenges of climate change and population growth. Infrastructure along the coast is also ageing, which makes it harder to take action on the ground,” according to the minister’s official release.“Providing a better future for Victoria’s coastal and marine environments is our priority and putting strong, effective legislation in place is critical to get this done,” said D’Ambrosio.“This is about providing a simpler, more integrated approach to planning and managing the marine and coastal environment – to address the key challenges for the next 20 years and beyond.”The Marine and Coastal Bill 2017 – together with a range of complementary reforms and actions in the proposed Transition Plan – is part of the Government’s 2014 election commitments outlined in ‘Our Environment, Our Future’.last_img read more