The construction of the nautical tourism port of Ploce could transform it into a tourist town
March 1, 2022 – Ploce in southern Dalmatia may be geographically close to the city of Dubrovnik, but it is not at all on the same level or even on the same track when it comes to tourism, at least until ‘now. Could the construction of the nautical tourism port of Ploce transform this town into a tourist destination?
As Morski writes, the preparation of the necessary documentation for the start of the construction of the nautical tourism port of Ploce has begun. In addition, the local administration of Ploce plans to finally commission the abandoned camp located at the mouth of the Neretva River.
As far as the camp is concerned, the planning and development plans are both ready and Ploce has received approval from the Ministry of Construction for a unified procedure for targeted amendments to the development plan and the urban development plan. . The whole story has not yet been announced in detail by the local council, after which the land can be leased, and Ploce will, according to HRT, provide the investor with all the necessary infrastructure.
Very soon, the fate of the future nautical tourism port of Ploce with a capacity of 400 berths in the Bacina area should be known. The local administration of Ploce claims that it is still awaiting the evaluation of the environmental impact study prepared, and the acquisition of a location permit and the determination of the boundary of the maritime domain are in progress. After that, all the documentation collected will be sent to the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, which is the body announcing the concession. The best bidder is then selected to prepare the main project, after which construction can begin.
Ploce and its surroundings have great potential for the development of nautical tourism, at least according to the local tourist office, which claims that the arrival of tourists would revive the construction of hotels which, on the stretch from Metkovic and Opuzen to Ploce – are chronically extinct. Tourists are currently mostly staying with private tenants, who cannot complain about the guest interest they have had abroad and at home so far.
”We expect a lot of tourist traffic because people have already heard about the Bacina lakes, the Neretva estuary, the kite surfing and our outdoor activity offers, so the number of visitors will be more higher than it was in previous years,” said the director of the Ploce Tourist Board, Maja Erak.
The fact is that the recent opening of the long-awaited and long-awaited Peljesac bridge that will connect Croatian territory with the southernmost part of Dalmatia will affect the distribution of tourists on the country’s coast, and Ploce may have new gates and new opportunities made available to them.
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