The Naturavita project, with a total value of around HRK 400 million, is just one of the current projects that are being prepared or implemented in the area of Kopački rit, and are mostly financed from European Union funds.The project includes the demining of about 200 hectares of mine suspected areas, restoration and protection of forests and forest land in protected and Natura 2000 areas in the Danube-Drava region and water protection and water-dependent ecosystems, reducing the risk of fire and other natural disasters and education and promotion of ecosystem services . The start of the project is expected at the end of this year and will last until 2020.Millions of investments are the result of systematic project preparation and, as the prefect Ivan Anušić points out, synergistic action of Croatian Forests, Croatian Waters, Osijek-Baranja County, Public Institution Nature Park Kopački rit and the Agency for Management of Protected Natural Values in Osijek-Baranja County. “Kopački rit has a central place in the tourism strategy of Osijek-Baranja County because it is an area that does not exist anywhere else in Europe. It is legally called “European Amazon”, and with our joint projects and activities we want to offer it to tourists as a top destination of natural heritage and riches. The County participates in all projects, and we are sure that progress and results in Kopački rit will be shown very soon. ”Said the prefect of Osijek-Baranja County, Ivan Anušić.Contracts for two more valuable projects were signed within the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020.The first refers to the renovation of the castles in Tikves, ie the creation of the Presentation and Education Center. Through the project, the old and new castle with an annex to the presentation center will be renovated and arranged, the parking lot will be renovated / built and the entire complex will be horticulturally arranged. A new storage facility will also be built for the equipment needed to protect and monitor the park. The project is planned to be realized by 2021, and its value is 61.066.740,42 kuna without VAT.The second project is the construction of a new infrastructure of the tourist port Sakadaš and the development of new educational facilities in the area, which will enable greater turnover of visitors. The purchase of a new electric excursion boat and solar-powered boats is also planned in order to provide visitors with a completely new experience of flora and fauna in Kopački rit. The project is worth more than 11 million kuna, and their implementation is scheduled for 2021.
According to the police, DKS knew at that time that the kite had flown away, but he did not try to find it.“The big kite fell on a busbar and consequently caused three transformers in the substation to short circuit,” Denpasar Police chief Sr. Comr. Jansen Avitus Panjaitan said in a statement on Monday.Read also: Oldest kite in the world comes from Southeast Sulawesi: MuseumThe power outage lasted for around five hours from 4:45 p.m. local time and affected 71,121 houses and buildings in Kuta, South Denpasar and East Denpasar on Sunday. The incident was subsequently reported to the police.DKS admitted his wrongdoing and was charged under Article 188 of the Criminal Code for negligence endangering others, which carries a sentence of one month to five years’ imprisonment.Jansen appealed to the public to think about their location before flying kites so as not to endanger other people and public facilities.“We are taking this measure to give a deterrent effect so that people will be more considerate in choosing the location and the length of the string they use when playing with kites,” he said as quoted by kompas.com, “Flying a kite is not prohibited, but please be considerate.” (aly)Topics : The police have arrested a 50-year-old man whose kite reportedly broke and fell onto a substation owned by state electricity firm PLN in Pesanggaran, Denpasar , Bali, leading to a five-hour blackout in three districts on the resort island on Sunday.The incident reportedly occurred when the man, identified as DKS, was flying a Balinese bebean (large traditional fish-shaped kite) attached to a 150-meter long string in a vacant lot near the Benoa port.DKS, who was flying the kite with his child, later tied the kite’s string to a tree before heading home. However, the string broke, causing the kite to fly away and fall onto PLN’s Pesanggaran substation.
The Ghana Beach Soccer Association (GBSA) has confirmed the kick-off to the 2012-13 beach soccer league season.Twenty teams will be in action as West Africa’s only double tier beach soccer competitions get underway on Saturday 27th October 2012.According to the GBSA, the association needed ample time to finalize a sponsorship package for the Division 1 league which last season was sponsored by South African based company, Clementia Contacto.Following a successful maiden season, the GBSA and Cal Bank renewed their sponsorship deal for another season with an improved package from Ghana’s fastest growing bank. Voltic Mineral which is long term partner-sponsor of Beach Soccer, have also confirmed extension of sponsorship.The association will head to congress on Saturday the 13th of October, to elect new officers before a gala to select three new teams to join the Division 1 League.In a related development, the GBSA has opened registration of new beach soccer clubs to join the existing twenty teams. There are three available spots to be filled in the Division 1 League which would be decided in a knockout tournament at the La Beach Soccer Arena on Saturday 20th October.The defending Division 1 champions Teshie United will play against league winners Keta Sunset in the Championship following promotion last season.Other clubs expected to mount a serious title challenge are Ada Assurance, Havedzi Warriors from Keta and La-Yoca.The President of the GBSA Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has assured a professional, competitive and exciting league.He says the GBSA will soon announce a new marketing and sponsorship partner and then unveil the identity of a new sponsor in the coming days. As to the identity of the sponsors, the GBSA President declined to give the slightest hint.