The contract is HRK 205,728,710.42 worth (without VAT), and was signed by the director of „KD VODOVOD I KANALIZACIJA d.o.o.“ Andrej Marochini and Ahmet Ulaj, president of the company „Gener 2“ from Albania in the capacity of a contractor. The works include the construction of 12.2 km of sewage pipelines, 5.1 km of water supply pipelines, 9 pumping stations, 5 retention basins, 10 rainwater overflows, and one grease and oil separator. Operations will be carried out in the wider center of the city of Rijeka and in the settlements of Mlaka, Kozala, Pećine, Trsat, and Martinšćica. The expected deadline for the completion of the works is 1080 days from the day the contractor is introduced to the work.
Director Marochini pointed out that this is the most complex group of construction works that will be carried out as part of the EU project in the context of traffic organization, demands, and diversity of infrastructure. Although mostly invisible to the eye, this high-value communal investment is a flywheel for the further development and progress of the city of Rijeka. Taking into account the complexity of the work ahead, he called on all stakeholders of the project, and thus the citizens of Rijeka, to be patient and cooperate.
The signing of the contract was attended by the Mayor of Rijeka Marko Filipović, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development Mario Šiljeg, Deputy General Director of „Hrvatske vode“ Valentin Dujmović, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania Riza Poda, Honorary Consul of Albania in Rijeka Bashkim Enesi, President of the City Council of the City of Rijeka Ana Trošelj and the head Department for the municipal system of the City of Rijeka Maja Malnar.
The construction of transport collectors and optimization of the existing Rijeka East system is the last investment contracted for the area of the city of Rijeka, with which KD VODOVOD I KANALIZACIJA d.o.o. closes a large investment cycle worth HRK 1.25 billion with full utilization of non-reimbursable European funds.