This week a meeting is scheduled between representatives of the Beach Lessee Association in Herceg Novi, local tourism board, Herceg Novi District and the municipal company in charge of maritime property, in order to determine the start of repairs on bathing spots damaged in the storm at the end of March
The photo documentation of the damaged beaches is nearly done, so the meeting should have a more detailed overview of the extent of damage, as well as the necessary funds for repairs, said Slobodan Vujačić for Radio Jadran, president of the Lessee Association, himself a lesse for the Splendid beach on Savina.
“Some beaches are missing concrete slabs, on some the sea spread the sand out, and there are those in need of smaller repairs. One of the lessees recently brought in 150 cubic meters of sand just to have the water take it away on March 31 and April 1. After that we had to photograph the situation again. According to the current state at 15 or 16 beaches, from Igle to Meljin, will need larger reconstruction – armored concrete, additional sand. Twenty more beaches will need between 20 and 60 cubic meters of sand,” Vujačić was precise.
According to some previous estimates by lessees, damage from March rains and southern winds amounts between 50 and 60 thousand euro. Part of the damages are the responsibility of the lessees themselves, and part by Maritime Welfare. To that end, the Maritime Welfare company secured 200 thousand euro for the entire coastline. The Herceg Novi lessees have asked for aid from local administration, Maritime Welfare and local tourism board.
Lessees claim good cooperation with the director of Maritime Welfare, Predrag Jelušić and acting director of the tourism board, Pavle Obradović, so they are hoping all beaches will be ready by May 1.
Translated from Café del Montenegro, for the original click here.