13.04.2022.The director of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, Siniša Kukić, and the mayor of Pula, Filip Zoričić, held a working meeting on the projects the Fund is co-financing. The topics discussed included co-financing of electric boats, waste management centre Kaštijun, and the projects for which EU funds were secured.
“Apart from the current projects we are implementing together, 23 public calls totalling 877 million kunas that are planned this year have been presented to the mayor today. This is the largest amount ever to be invested by the Fund. I’m very satisfied with the meeting and the readiness shown by all professional services in the Town of Pula administration. We will have a fruitful cooperation this year,” said the director of the Fund Siniša Kukić.
The mayor Filip Zoričić said he was pleased with today’s meeting held at Pula’s initiative and with the fact that the director of the Fund Siniša Kukić and his closest associates came in person to talk about intensifying cooperation.
“We want to make Pula a “greener” town, and in this context we discussed environmental issues. In addition, Pula will put forward the initiative for a local electric boat service that will connect Pula, Štinjan and the Brijuni islands. We are also developing the area for the green industry by constructing the sorting plant, and then we will be in the position to talk about the circular economy. Today’s working meeting with the representatives of the Fund is a follow-up on the cooperation at State level, and it is a good development path for the Town of Pula,” said mayor Zoričić.
Robi Fuart, the manager of the utility company Pula Herculanea, mentioned specific projects that were being implemented by the company, which were also discussed at the meeting, such as selective waste collection and installation of solar panels of the roofs for which the documentation had been prepared.
Mr. Fuart announced that the documentation for the civic amenity site, the sorting plant and composting plant would be prepared.
The meeting was also attended by the representatives od the town utility companies, while on behalf of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund the participants included the employees from the Sector for EU Funds and the Sector for the Management of Special Categories of Waste.