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The EU financed the reconstruction of the Fortress with €6.5 million; the work of reconstruction included relocation of traffic and the construction of a ring road and visitor’s centre. The reconstruction ran from September 2014 to May 2016 and has been done within a broader project “Socio-Economic Development of the Danube Serbia Region” (SEDDSR) worth €19.5 million, funded by the EU and implemented and co-funded by the Austrian Development Agency.
The reconstruction has been carried out in several stages, including the construction of bank revetment, moving the traffic out of the Fortress and construction of a tunnel, a ring road and, finally, a modern visitors’ centre and a pier. The visitors’ centre offers commercial facilities such as the amphitheatre with a capacity of 250 people, a restaurant, etc. The municipality of Golubac expects to see the creation of more than 100 new jobs and annual revenue of some €0.5 million, once the reconstruction and additional facilities are completed.
* The date is indicative.