The Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is where roads which connect Central and Southeast Europe and some countries in West Europe to the Mediterranean Sea intersect. At a national and international level, the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County has an extremely important role in integrating wide areas of Danube basin with the Adriatic and the central European (Alpine) region with Southeast Europe. There are two primary transport routes in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County which integrate Croatian lands with the European economic and transport system. These are the Danube Basin – Adriatic – Mediterranean route, which connects central European Alpine and Danube basin area to the ports in the Adriatic and therefore to the Mediterranean, going from Budapest through Zagreb and Adriatic coastal route which connects the Alpine region to the Adriatic and the Middle East.
Such a favourable geographical transport position enables the County to achieve significant economic flows of goods and passengers and offers the possibility for economic progress, but it is yet to be exploited in a more significant measure. In addition to this, its geostrategic position gives the County an opportunity to position itself as an energy and transport hub, but also as an accessible tourist destination. In order to fully exploit its physical and geographical position, the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County must develop transport networks and other infrastructure systems in order to develop the fundamental port-transport function as well as possible. Therefore, new investments are planned, which shall, when realised, bring additional value to the geostrategic position of Croatia and this County.
Projects presented in the Catalogue are part of the strategic investment plans of the Republic of Croatia and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, whether they are investment in new port capacities and infrastructure, new railroads and highways or in expansion of existing ports and airports.