The Croatian diaspora will raise money for the continuation of construction work on the Sv. Ilija (St. Eliah) Tunnel in Dalmatia.

Dalmatians living in Germany and Canada were calling on Croats living abroad to donate at least USD 100 for tunnel construction work.

The 4290m long tunnel will go through Biokovo Mountain and connect coastal and inland Dalmatia by road. It was scheduled to open in 2012, but its construction was stopped until 2012 for lack of funds.

It will be the fourth largest tunnel in Croatia.