Potpisan Sporazum o zajedničkom financiranju državne brzobrodske linije Pula – Mali Lošinj – Zadar

first_imgThe agreement on joint financing of the state high-speed line 9141 Pula – Unije – Mali Lošinj – Ilovik – (Silba) – Zadar, was signed on Monday in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure between the Coastal Transport Agency and representatives of counties and cities covered by the line. Primorje – Gorski Kotar and Zadar counties and the cities of Pula, Mali Lošinj and Zadar.It is a high-speed line, which by the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia from December 2016, after several years of seasonal maintenance, became a year-round state line, and which transported more than 24 thousand passengers from June to August this year. The fee for the maintenance of this line for the period from June to December is about 4.5 million kuna, and its co-financing with 78.4 percent is provided by the Agency for Coastal Shipping, Istria, Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Zadar County with a total of 10.8 percent and the cities of Pula, Mali Lošinj and Zadar with a total of 10.8 percent.The agreement was signed by Agency Director  Paula Vidović , Zadar County Deputy Prefect  Šime Mršić , Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Deputy Prefect  Marina Medarić , Mali Lošinj  Mayor Ana Kučić , Pula Mayor  Boris Miletić  and Zadar Island Economy, Entrepreneurship and Development Head  Ivica Katić .In September, the State Aid Program for the Development of Ports Open to Public Transport for the Period 2017-2020 was adopted, which, for the first time, opens the possibility of using EUR 80 million in grants to finance projects from all 28 port authorities in all 7 coastal areas. – island counties. ” We will announce a tender to award grants to finance projects in ports, which should contribute to greater accessibility of islands throughout the year, better passenger services, greater environmental sustainability and traffic safety, as well as access to employment, education and other services to island communities. .”, Minister Butković pointed out and added that with this goal, only this year, HRK 55 million was allocated for the infrastructure of ports of county and local importance, and HRK 7 million for the reception of fishing boats in ports. Podsjetimo kako je od početka 2017. godine do srpnja ostvaren rast broja putnika od 8,6 posto i broja vozila od 9,3 posto, u odnosu na prethodnu 2016. godinu. Na potrebu daljnjeg razvijanja obalnog linijskog prometa osvrnula se državna tajnica za more Maja Markovčić Kostelac, koja je uz ministra Butkovića prisustvovala potpisivanju Sporazuma, a koja je istaknula da linijski promet predstavlja jedan od stupova razvoja otoka, ali i razvoja turizma.“Ovakav primjer, kao što je ministar rekao, imamo namjeru slijediti i u razvoju međuotočnog povezivanja, a isto tako i u jačanju pomorskog prijevoza kao dijela urbanog, gradskog prijevoza u gradovima, dakle, u povezivanju pojedinih dijelova gradova, odnosno, gradova i njihove bliže okolice, na otocima i dužobalno.”, Added State Secretary Markovčić Kostelac and announced an increase in funding for regular transport next year.Related news: OPEN OFFERS FOR SPEEDBOARDS AND BOAT LINESlast_img read more

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Jokowi dismisses criticism of omnibus jobs law as hoax news

first_imgEven so, Jokowi “invited the public” to provide insights for the numerous regulations needed under the jobs law as he wanted to move on to proceed with the drafting of the required government regulations (PP) and presidential regulations (Perpres) for the implementation of the law.“The Job Creation Law needs a lot of PP and Perpres, which will be completed three months at the latest after the law is passed,” he said.Jokowi insisted that the law would increase employment especially during the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected millions of workers across the country and would also pave the way for more small and medium enterprises to grow as overlapping-regulations had been removed.The omnibus law amended some 79 prevailing laws and more than 1,200 articles from labor and mining regulations to business license and environmental laws, among other things, to cut red tape and improve bureaucratic efficiency, particularly in regard to business permits and investment.Tens of thousands of people have staged a nationwide strike and protested in the days since the passage of the law on Monday, demanding the government revoke a law that they claim will only benefit employers and investors while trampling on the interests of workers.Topics : In his first public comment on the passage of the controversial Job Creation Law, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that criticism of the law is merely based on “disinformation and hoaxes spread through social media”.The President claimed on Friday that various “allegations” made against the law, such as claims that it removed employees’ rights to leave and social security, including retirement benefits, were inaccurate.“I assure you that it is not true. Leave rights and social security will still be there,” Jokowi said in a teleconference. He further dismissed arguments surrounding the provision that eliminated environmental impact analysis (Amdal) requirements, saying that “big industries” still needed to conduct such analyses prior to operation.Jokowi, however, failed to mention other contentious provisions in the widely criticized law, such as the provision that relaxes requirements for outsourced employees and changes in six laws related to the environment that would relax environmental standards.The President also did not address concerns about the lack of public participation and transparency in the deliberation of the law, as critics claimed that labor unions and civil society groups were not fully included from the beginning of the deliberation process.Read also: Thousands arrested, over 100 injured in jobs law protestslast_img read more

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