A new pier for passenger ships has officially opened on the right bank of the Drava River in Osijek.
Measuring 60 meters long and eight meters wide, the new pier ensures the uninterrupted reception of international river cruisers and other smaller passenger vessels throughout the year.
Osijek City website reports that the opening ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Andrej Plenkovic. Prime Minister Plenkovic noted that the new port will improve the experience of tourists arriving on cruises to this area making it more accessible, in line with standards that exist in other countries that have river cruise tourism.
Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Oleg Butkovic said that the new passenger port would "affect the development of nautical tourism in Osijek-Baranja County, but also in the whole of Slavonia", because the new port allows the simultaneous acceptance of several passenger ships.
As the City of Osijek notes, until 2020, river cruises were the fastest growing sector of the tourism industry, and in 2019, 589 river cruisers arrived at the ports on the Drava and Danube, with more than 60 thousand passengers.
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