Transport minister says 16 contracts worth over HRK 8B signed this year

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Transport and Infrastructure Minister Oleg Butkovic said on Thursday he had signed 16 contracts totalling over HRK 8 billion with European Union funds this year.

Speaking ahead of a cabinet meeting, he told reporters he would sign another contract at a cabinet meeting in Osijek on Friday worth HRK 220 million for the tram infrastructure and new busses in the eastern city.

Butkovic said the biggest project to be financed with EU money was the Peljesac bridge, adding that the management of the Hrvatske Ceste road operator now had to choose the contractor for the job. He said a construction contract was expected to be signed by year's end, provided no complaints were filed about the choice of contractor. He would not speculate as to when construction on the bridge could begin.