An international tender has been called for the implementation of the Brijuni Rivijera tourism development project based on the BOT (build-operate-transfer) model. Bids will be opened on January 16, 2012. The project will be carried out at three locations in Istria County: the island of Sveta Katarina (Monumenti), Hidrobaza and Pineta.
A concession for the first location will be issued for 50 years and for the other two for 66 years. On the island of Sveta Katarina, a concession will be awarded for the construction of two marinas, with a total capacity of 550 wet berths and 1,200 dry berths, and accompanying facilities, including a four- or five-star 200-bed hotel.
At Hidrobaza, situated across from the Brijuni Archipelago, four- or five- star hotels with a total capacity of up to 1,000 beds are planned, while the rest of the land is intended for sport and recreation.
Pineta, also across from Brijuni, will feature four- or five-star hotels with a total capacity of up to 650 beds, and the rest of the land, located in the immediate vicinity of a pine forest, will be used for sport and recreation.
Private individuals and legal entities from both Croatia and abroad may participate in the tender, and the cost of the bidding documentation is 35,000 kuna (4,600 euros). The tender has been published in the German newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung, Britain's Financial Times and the Croatian newspapers Jutarnji List, Vecernji List and Glas Istre.