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Better connected Euroregion Ruse-Giurgiu (ROBG-130)

Development of River Danube for better connectivity of

the Euroregion Ruse-Giurgiu with Pan-European transport

corridor No 7

What’s the goal?

The main objective of the project is to ensure safety transport through the improvement of the transport water infrastructure of Danube river between Giurgiu and Ruse

What’s the budget?

7.349.963,06 euro, out of which 6.247.468,60 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Ruse Municipality (BG)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit - Giurgiu Municipality(RO)

When is it happening?

Start date: 12.05.2017

End date: 11.11.2020

Duration: 42 months

Where is it happening?

Ruse and Giurgiu

How is it going to happen?                      

  • acquisition of equipment and services
  • rehabilitation of the piers of the passenger terminal Ruse center and improving the navigation conditions of the three berths
  • construction of a quay in Giurgiu Municipality
  • measures for joint strategy planning in CBC region

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

Programme outputs: 8 km of improved inland waterway, 1 joint strategy for improvement of safety navigation on the Lower Danube

Programme results: 1.83% of the RO-BG CBC Danube length where safety of the navigation has been improved by joint actions

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The LB’s technical design was elaborated in June 2017 and the works execution have been also awarded since September 2017. The building permit was requested in July 2017 and granted in August 2018 by the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works. The construction works in Ruse started in September 2018 and their progress has reached over 70% in November 2019.

Following a lengthy evaluation of the tender submitted, Beneficiary 2 awarded the contract for technical design elaboration, works execution and technical assistance by the Designer at the end of May 2018. The technical design was delivered to B2 on 25.07.2018. The related building Permit was obtained in October 2018 and the works commencement certificate was issued on 18.10.2018. The works execution in Giurgiu is ongoing, about 17% of the works have been executed.

The Joint Strategy for improving the Navigation Safety in the Lower Danube was also developed


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