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The Bridges of Time: e-MS code 128

An Integrated Approach for Improving the Sustainable Use of Nikopol-Turnu Magurele Cross-border Cultural Heritage

What’s the goal?

To improve the sustainable use of Nikopol-Turnu Magurele cross-border cultural heritage by developing, implementing and promoting an integrated joint approach for investing in sustainable tourism.

What’s the budget?

5,836,225.82 euro, out of which 4,960,791.94 ERDF.

Target at the half of the implementation period: 105,151 euro for Nikopol Municipality and 48,700 for Turnu Măgurele Town.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Nikopol Municipality, Bulgaria

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Turnu Măgurele Town, Romania

When is it happening?

Start date: 31.03.2017

End date: 30.12.2020

Duration: 45 months

Where is it happening?

Nikopol, Bulgaria

Turnu Magurele, Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • construction works for restoring Turnu Magurele fortress
  • constructing Nikopol archeological park with access road to Cliff Church 2 surveys on the quality of joint risk management
  • 3 stakeholder workshops for developing 9 integrated tourist products/services
  • 1 joint marketing strategy
  • 1 joint information web portal and smartphone application
  • 8 info terminals
  • 2 clubs for historical restorations
  • 1 large-scale cross-border festival
  • information and publicity materials

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs:10000 visits to supported sites of cultural and natural heritage and attraction (COI); 2 integrated tourism products; 7 integrated tourism services; 1 common strategy

Programme results: 2800 tourists overnights in the CBC region

Project status

Following the extension of the project implementation period, the project partners are currently implementing the project activities in accordance with the approved timetable.

After 22 months of implementation, most of the public procurement contracts were awarded by both project partners.

In terms of main investments envisaged to be realized within the project, the status is as follows:

Lead Beneficiary: awared so far the two contracts for elaboration of the technical design and construction works, out of which one for the open air museum and the second one for the road to the Cliff Church. The technical designs for both investment objects are pending

by the performance of geological surveys to the envisaged emplacements, activity which is currently ongoing.

Beneficiary 2 awarded the public procurement contract for elaboration of the technical design and works execution. Subsequently to the elaboration of the technical design, the site organziation was performed in July 2018, while the construction works started since 01.10.2018. Due to bad weather conditions, it was decided to suspend the construction works starting with 17.12.2018 for an estimated period of 3 months.

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