The planned construction of a cable car route will connect the Adriatic coast with the peak of Ucka Mountain (the Medveja-Vojak route). It is intended to increase the quality of services for the most developed tourist areas of Croatiawith a very long tradition (Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Istria Counties).
With the extension of the tourist season, this project should contribute to the attractiveness of the wider region since there is no comparable content in the vicinity. The unique location of the cable way could potentially become a global attraction. Ucka is a very popular tourist destination. It offers many recreational and sport activities including hiking, mountain biking, free climbing, paragliding and many others. Many international sporting competitions are also held here. The tourism offer includes a wide range of accommodations and hospitality facilities located in the immediate vicinity of Ucka Nature Park and in Istria and the Kvarner region.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
Form of project announcement
The planned construction of a cable car route will connect the Adriatic coast with the peak of Ucka Mountain (the Medveja-Vojak route). It is intended to increase the quality of services for the most developed tourist areas of Croatia with a very long tradition (Primorje-Gorski Kotar and Istria Counties).
Indicative timetable of project development
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Project looking for additional PPF assistance
Project looking for additional MDB assistance
Is project multi jurisdictional?
Stage 2: Project Investigation
24.3 M USD 20 M EUR
Indicative Funding Source
Not Yet Known
Have any external advisors been appointed yet
Details of Advisors appointed
Is the project contained in national/sub national infrastructure plan or strategy
Please outline any studies (for example environmental, engineering etc.) that will be completed prior to a full business case development
Opportunity for Private Sector Involvement
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Stage 3: Start of Project Feasibility / Business Case
Legal Advisors Appointed
Financial Advisors Appointed
Technical and Other Advisors (inc Project Preparation Facility) Appointed
Is a Business Case Being Prepared?
Business Case Prepared By
Preparer company/department name
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
Estimated Business Case Completion Date
Estimated Time To Start Of Procurement
Unable to be estimated at this time
Any other relevant information relating to the project process
The Ucka Cable Car is a strategic project of Primorje-Gorsk Kotar County and has been included in its spatial plans. The founders of the company Žicara Ucka Ltd. are PrimorjeGorski Kotar and Istria Counties; the cities and municipalities of Rijeka, Opatija, Kastav, Lovran, Matulji, Mošcenicka Draga and Omišalj and the owners of the land included in theproject.
The site permit and several other approvals have been obtained and a conceptual project for the access road has been developed. A pre-investment study, a feasibility study, an elaborate route compliance and an environmental impact study have also been completed. Expert analyses of critical points of the lifts and a tender for the design of the main construction of the project have been prepared. A process to resolve the property-legal relations for the land is underway.
The project company has invested 195000 EUR through its own equity and the Ministry of Tourism has also funded the project with approximately 60000 EUR.