The European Commission approved Croatia’s extension of the contract with Bina-Istra, the concessionaire of the Istrian Y, which gave the green light for the construction of the full profile of the motorway on the section Pazin-tunnel Učka in the length of 165 km worth 28 million euros.The European Commission confirmed that Croatia’s plan is in line with state aid, and Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said extending the Istrian Y concession would boost regional growth and investment, improve public safety and reduce traffic congestion.”After two years of a procedure that involved exhaustive negotiations with the concessionaire, international financial institutions and the European Commission, I was pleased to receive this news from Brussels. The construction of the 2 B1 phase of the Istrian Y from the Učka Tunnel to Pazin will begin soon. It is a large and important infrastructure project with which this Government continues with a large investment cycle in the construction of transport infrastructure. Following this Decision, we initiate the procedure of adopting the Decision of the Annex to the Concession Agreement issued by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. In parallel with this project, 2 B2 phases are being designed, ie other pipes of the Učka tunnel and the construction of the full profile to the Matulji junction is being completed.”, Said the Minister of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure Oleg Butkovic.Works on the section Pazin-tunnel Učka should last a total of 3 years.
However, Vidic’s non-appearance was not expected and there was no immediate explanation from the club. There was no hint of any problem on Friday when Vidic attended the official unveiling of David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor. And while his absence may be connected to the treatment received by the Serbian on the chronic knee injury that ruled him out for virtually 12 months, any fresh problem would be a concern. In addition to Van Persie and De Gea, Shinji Kagawa will also be a late arrival, linking up with his team-mates in Japan on July 21 after a rest following his country’s Confederations Cup campaign. As anticipated, Robin van Persie and David de Gea both miss Saturday’s opener in Bangkok after being given additional time off following their summer international commitments, although they are due to join up in Sydney. And, just as David Moyes predicted, injury victims Chris Smalling (foot), Ashley Young (ankle) and Nani (broken nose) were also missing due to injury. Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic is a surprise absentee from the club’s pre-season touring squad. Press Association