Plans for a new international airport in Vrgorac in Dalmatian in Croatia are in wind according to news from Vrgorac. The new airport is reportedly in the early stages of investor planning for the area of Croatia in between Dubrovnik and Split, because of the suitability of the site.
The proposed airport would be larger than the existing aerodromes in either Split or Dubrovnik. The plot of land between the villages of Dragljani, Kozica and Raščane is situated just south of the highway access to Biokovo Nature Park. and its great advantage is that it is a valley which is already suitable for the project. Ante Pranić, Mayor of Vrgorac who met with the investors a few months ago, had this to say about the project:
“Investors were looking for a plateau which would be at least three kilometers in length, which is needed for the runway. Due to the proximity of Makarska Riviera, the A1 motorway, two exits off the motorway, border crossings, and junction between the A1 motorway and European corridor 5C, we were able to present Vrgorac as one of the most important hubs in this part of Dalmatia. When, at the end of 2016, the Ravča-Drvenik road received a planning permission, the project of the construction of the airport instantly became even more interesting for investors.”
The same investors had visited the site on a previous visit according to the news, then a fea days later they brought surveyors along. According to the mayor, the investors did not waste any time, so they went to the Vrgorac Registry Office to check ownership of the tract. According to the reports the site is owned by the state.
In other news from the region a permit for a tunnel connecting Ravca and the marina at Drvenik was secured for the conjoining Zabiokovlja and the Makarska Riviera.