The city of Solin entered 2018 with extremely good news, the project Jadro - the source of life, that the City of Solin together with the Public Institution Sea and Karst and the Solin Tourist Bord applied to the Call to Promote Sustainable Development of Natural Heritage, has successfully passed the project acceptance check phase and quality evaluation with a high of 94 out of 100 points possible. During the first quarter of this year a contract is expected to be signed, after which a project worth more than 24 million HRK will begin, of which 80% will be financed through EU grants through the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020.
Project Jadro - the source of life includes 4 groups of activities: Visitor infrastructure and facilities (construction and equipping of multilateral school in nature – ex marlstone quarry Majdan, construction and equipping of teaching paths and visitor content in the river Jadro source reservation, construction and furnishing of catering facilities); Accessibility and communal facilities (horticulture with urban equipment, construction of access infrastructures, parking and roads, construction and equipping of sanitary node); Education and Interpretation (creation of educational multimedia content of the river Jadro source, education and workshops of key stakeholders); Promotion and Visibility (creating communication and promotional content, promotional events). The project will therefore improve the conditions for protecting the area of the river Jadro source, the existing bunker will be converted in to a pavilion of softmouth trout, and the ruinous object alongside Diocletian's aqueduct will be converted into a visitor center with a catering facility. In the range of the coverage itself public facilities will be furnished.
In addition to the mentioned project Jadro - the source of life, the city of Solin is implementing a project called RiTour funded through INTERREG IPA cross-border cooperation program Croatia - BiH - Montenegro. The aim of the project is to brand Solin, Mostar and Podgorica as historic towns on the rivers of the Adriatic basin, with a presentation of rich natural and cultural heritage. The project will regulate the basic visitor and communal infrastructure at the source of the river Jadro, which is not included in the project Jadro - the source of life. Also, in the center of Solin, a digital info point will be set up to present the project and tourist offer of the City of Solin. The joint budget of the JU Sea and Karst and the City of Solin for investing in smaller visitor infrastructure at the source of the river Jadro amounts to 1 million HRK. The works will be performed in the spring of 2018. Sustainable tourism development strategy of the City of Solin will be developed through the project, International historic cities congress will be co-financed, workshops will be organized for tourism stakeholders in the area of Solin and Split-Dalmatia County, and educational and promotional materials will be produced.