Frisco 1

Cross-Border Harmonized
Flood Risk Reduction 2.2
– Construction measures in the Mura River Basin

The 2,000-meter embankment Sveti Martin na Muri is in the final stages of construction

The Sveti Martin na Muri embankment, which is in the final stages of construction, is located on the right side of the Mura River, in the marginal flood area in the Republic of Croatia, on the territory of the Municipality of Sveti Martin na Muri. The embankment is 2,000 meters long. Work on its reconstruction included the partial alteration of the route and the increase of the embankment, the increase of the transverse profile and the construction of the service route.

In his presentation of the embankment, Leonard Sekovanić from the Support Office for the preparation and implementation of EU Projects, Croatian Waters, emphasized that as a result, as many as 65 residential buildings and 200 inhabitants are now protected.

Danijel Bunić, Director of Croatian Water, Water management department of Mura and upper Drava, stressed that cross-border cooperation has once again produced remarkable results. This time in reducing the risk of flooding on the Mura River. »We have been cooperating with each other since 2016, when we started the FRISCO 1 project. It was a non-construction project, which provided the basis for further construction activities, while also raising the awareness of residents about how they can protect themselves against floods by themselves and how to act in the event of a flood, while encouraging a constructive dialogue between the interested publics at the same time.«

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