The director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld, presented concrete attendance figures for guests from South Korea, which has grown by more than 800% in the past five years after filming the hit reality show ‘Romantic’, and said:”Film tourism is especially important as a year-round product that can significantly affect the extension of the tourist season. Namely, the promotion of destinations on film is one of the most cost-effective forms of promotion, especially when it comes to movies and TV series watched by millions of viewers around the world. Therefore, the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb will support the work of the Zagreb Film Office and we are looking forward to its establishment because it will further work on the development of film tourism in the capital of the Republic of Croatia.” Bienenfeld concluded. In addition to the economic, it is also a significant tourist potential “We have been entrusted with an important task and we will do our best to meet expectations. In the next few years, we want to be side by side with cities such as Vienna, Prague and Budapest, which have had their film offices for years and which are already of great help to us with their advice and experience. I believe that Zagreb has a very great potential for film and TV shooting, and as the whole world is watching more and more different forms of ‘video content’, I think we have a great film future ahead of us. “, said Mia Pećina Drašković, the new director of the Film Office of the City of Zagreb, otherwise a producer with more than 20 years of experience and as many as four won prestigious American Emmy Television Awards. The Zagreb Film Office will be the first and basic contact for all productions in the city of Zagreb, and will coordinate with all other administrative, accompanying, economic and tourist segments. The basic goals of the Film Office are assistance in obtaining permits for filming, ie coordination between the competent authorities of the city and domestic and foreign productions, and world promotion of Zagreb as a recognizable and attractive film destination for filming, series and commercials. The promotion of Croatia has so far been done excellently by HAVC, especially through their program ‘Filming in Croatia ‘ which, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Finance, approves 25% of the reimbursement of production costs incurred in Croatia by qualified productions. Recognizing the great economic and tourist potential in the realization of domestic and foreign film and TV projects, the City of Zagreb launched the Film Office, within the Zagreb Film Institution. This type of promotion will take place primarily through the official website of the Office, where you will be able to find all film employees in Zagreb (after registering), production companies and a large selection of photos with potential locations for filming. Also, private owners of houses, apartments, yards, restaurants and other attractive locations will have the opportunity to advertise their location via the website for potential filming. In addition, Zagreb will be promoted annually, in cooperation with HAVC and other film offices in Croatia, by participating in professional gatherings, film festivals and markets. The main task of the Film Office is to facilitate communication between production companies and all city and competent offices that issue permits and permits for filming in Zagreb, which includes Zagreb Holding, all offices of the City of Zagreb, police, firefighters, ambulance and others. World productions rather choose cities where they know that there is professional city support for the very complicated process of TV and film production, because more than 300 professionals work on one film and in most cases it is shot in many locations. With the Film Office, this process is facilitated and accelerated and the city becomes even more interesting for all forms of filming. The promotion of Zagreb in the world as a desirable destination for filming films, series and commercials, more precisely all types of audiovisual works, is the second main task of the Film Office.
Governor Wolf Announces Five Fuel Saving Projects for Pennsylvania Schools, Businesses, and Municipalities
Efficiency, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Press Release, Transportation Projects will reduce air pollution and reduce fuel consumption and costsHarrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of funding through the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) program to support five alternative fuel projects that will save hundreds of thousands of gallons of fuel and reduce air pollution in Pennsylvania.“Through the AFIG program, DEP is continuing to diversify the vehicles and fueling options in Pennsylvania, and reduce air pollution from vehicles,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants will not only help put more alternative fuel vehicles on the road, but also expand the infrastructure needed to make alternative fuel vehicles more viable for Pennsylvania businesses and families.”More than $1.1 million in grants were awarded across the two categories: Vehicle Projects and Refueling Infrastructure. The awards for vehicles will save approximately 136,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel annually. A full list of awardees is below.Vehicle Projects:Awardee: Derry Township School DistrictProject: The Derry Township School District Propane School Bus Conversion InitiativeCounty: DauphinAward Total: $14,084Number of Vehicles: 4Estimated GGE saved per year: 2,936Project Description: The Derry Township School District Propane School Bus Conversion Initiative, seeks $14,084 in AFIG funding to help offset the cost of the purchase of four school buses that will run on propane fuel. The buses will be fueled at their bus depot, and the cost for conversion to propane is $7,042 per bus.Awardee: DMJ Transportation Inc.Project: Ride the Green Bus at Greensburg Salem School DistrictCounty: WestmorelandAward Total: $74,400Number of Vehicles: 24Estimated GGE saved per year: 48,000Project Description: DMJ Transportation is requesting $74,400 in AFIG funding to purchase of 24 72-passenger propane buses. Vehicles will be fueled at a local facility, who has agreed to install propane dispensers. The fueling station is accessible to the public via fleet cards.Awardee: WW Transport Inc.Project: Camphill CNG Conversion InitiativeCounty: CumberlandAward Total: $140,000Number of Vehicles: 7Estimated GGE saved per year: 114,000Project Description: WW Transport is seeking $140,000 in AFIG funding to purchase seven vehicles for its fleet to run on CNG at an incremental cost of $50k and grant request of $20,000 per vehicle. WW Transport will be utilizing Mobile Fueling Solutions’ delivery service to fuel their vehicles in Camp Hill.Refueling Infrastructure Projects:Awardee: Trillium Transportation Fuels, LLCProject: Trillium CNG Lancaster StationCounty: LancasterAward Total: $500,000Project Description: Trillium CNG is requesting $500,000 in AFIG funds to construct a public access CNG fueling station at 202 Greenfield Road in Lancaster, PA. The station will initially serve the City of Lancaster. In a five-year period, the project is estimated to reduce 39.92 tons of NOx, 3,86428 metric tons of GHG emissions, and displace 1.3 million gallons of conventional petroleum fuel.Awardee: Valley Waste Service Inc.Project: Valley Waste Service- Public and Fleet CNG Fueling StationCounty: BeaverAward Total: $400,000Project Description: Valley Waste Service, a waste hauler subsidiary of Vogel Holding, Inc., is requesting $400,000 in AFIG funds to construct an on-site CNG fueling station to allow fleet vehicles access to CNG fueling at their home location. This station will be owned by Valley Waste Service and will be available to the general public.The primary goals of the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program are to improve Pennsylvania’s air quality and reduce consumption of imported oil through the use of alternative fuels that will help Pennsylvania’s economy and environment. DEP accepts applications for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects, resulting in a cleaner and greener transportation sector in Pennsylvania. The AFIG Fund was established under Act 166 of 1992 and is administered by DEP’s Office of Policy. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Five Fuel Saving Projects for Pennsylvania Schools, Businesses, and Municipalities November 27, 2017 read more
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