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Agreement signed on financing the development of amendments to the spatial plan of the Plitvice Lakes National Park


first_imgThe signing of the Agreement provided all the preconditions for the adoption of the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on the initiation of Amendments to the existing plan.The Agreement on Financing the Development of Amendments to the Spatial Plan of the Area of ​​Special Features of the Public Institution of the Plitvice Lakes National Park was signed today by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Energy, Dr. Sc. Tomislav Ćorić, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia and Minister of Construction and Physical Planning Predrag Štromar, Director of the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development Irena Matković and Director of the Public Institution Plitvice Lakes National Park Tomislav Kovačević.Financial resources will be provided by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy, which initiated these changes, said Minister Ćorić, adding that the Ministry is undertaking a number of other activities aimed at improving the situation in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. “On the one hand, the development of a new National Park Management Plan has been initiated, which will, among other things, contribute to a better organization of visits, work is underway to repair losses in public sewerage, and a wastewater treatment plant will be procured and installed by June this year.”Concluded Coric.The holder of the project for drafting amendments to the spatial plan is the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, and all activities will be coordinated by the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development. “With targeted changes, we want to improve the existing plan and preserve our national pearl”Said Deputy Prime Minister Predrag Stromar, emphasizing that this primarily refers to the creation of a basis for a better water supply and sewerage network, as well as to prevent the growth of construction in the most sensitive areas of the National Park.The director of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Tomislav Kovačević, is also satisfied with the signed agreement, emphasizing that this is an additional step towards sustainable development and preservation of the value of the national park, which, as he said, this park deserves.Related news:TOMISLAV KOVAČEVIĆ NEW DIRECTOR OF PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK“THE PLITVICE TIMES” – THE FIRST TOURIST MAGAZINE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROMOTING STORIES FROM ALL OVER THE CHARACTERlast_img read more


Cairns real estate: Earlville classic Queenslander up for auction for first time in its 60-year history


first_img Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service chairman Clive Skarott with former real estate agent Tony Williamson. PICTURE: STEWART MCLEANMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoHe said the only changes to the house were when the roof was changed and the toilet was moved to an internal one. “It’s a very open and breezy home and Dad liked sitting on the front patio with Mum for a beer. Earlville is a great area to live in, it’s close to everything you need,” he said. This house features classic timber flooring, currently under carpets and vinyl, but ready to be polished and restored. The spacious living area features casement windows and high ceilings and all three bedrooms offer plenty of space.Sitting on an 875sq m block, downstairs is fully enclosed, allowing for two cars, but there is a huge undercover carport at the back for another two vehicles or a caravan. It is within minutes of Stockland Shopping Centre, schools, sporting facilities and social clubs. With amazing potential to reap the rewards, this property is in a great position and will be snapped up quickly. The auction will be held on June 9 at 5.30pm at the Whitfield Chapel, 47 Heavey Crescent, Whitfield. Prominent Cairns businessman Clive Skarott grew up at 7 Gordon St, Earlville which will be auctioned on June 9.QUEENSLANDER home enthusiasts will love this rare three-bedroom home on a large lot with a backyard, located in a bustling central Cairns suburb. There’s not many homes on the market like 7 Gordon St, Earlville, as urban streets and lifestyles become confined to modern or renovated homes, on smaller blocks. But this classic Queenslander stands tall in its original glory, with only minimal work on it since it was completed in 1960. It has managed to sustain its originality, because after 60 years, it is only now entering the market for the first time, after remaining in the hands of one clan for six decades – the Skarott family. Prominent Cairns businessman Clive Skarott grew up at 7 Gordon St, Earlville which will be auctioned on June 9.Prominent Cairns businessman and current chairman of the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health board Clive Skarott remembers moving into the property as a 17-year-old. “Mum and Dad bought it in November 1959 and moved in February 1960,” Mr Skarott said.“It’s definitely a big allotment compared to what’s out there, and it took a while to mow the lawn.“There were four children and Mum and Dad. As we all started buying cars, there was enough room there for all of us. “Dad was a motor mechanic at Irelands and I remember we had enough room for him to work on our cars on the weekends.” last_img read more


EU Shipowners Call for Decisive Actions against Unfair Trade Practices


first_imgEuropean shipowners and maritime technology industry have called for decisive actions against unfair trade practices and in favour of global playing field.Namely, trade associations representing European shipbuilding and maritime equipment and European shipowners, SEA Europe and ECSA, have called upon the European Commission and the EU Member States to take concrete and decisive actions against such practices and in favour of a true global level playing field for the European industry.“Market-oriented conditions, rules-based trade, and open markets are essential to allow European shipping, shipbuilding and marine equipment companies to operate internationally,” ECSA said.EU Trade Commission Cecilia Malmström, who recently spoke against unfair trade practices in the Far East, stressed that the European Commission “will do what is necessary to shield European shipowners, European shipyards and European maritime equipment manufacturers from the negative impact from competitive distortions resulting from massive subsidies from China and South Korea.”The Commissioner also underlined that the European Commission is paying close attention to South Korea’s recent support measures in favour of its local shipyards, which “could also be significant”.“The latest support measures from South Korea are clearly an example of unfair competitive distortions,” SEA Europe Secretary General Christophe Tytgat said.As explained, the country has contributed to severe overcapacity in merchant shipbuilding and merchant shipping, with consequences for all market players, first for European shipbuilding and also for European shipowners and the entire maritime value chain.“Europe now needs to be vigilant that the same unfair trade practices with the same potential devastating effects are not repeated in other shipbuilding and shipping segments,” Tytgat added.“At a time that protectionist trends are rising, we ask Europe to send a strong message in support of free, fair and rules-based trade,” ECSA Secretary General Martin Dorsman said.last_img read more