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Danube Safety Net (ROBG-522)

Improvement of the transport safety in the common Bulgarian-Romanian stretch of the Danube River through development of the emergency response by cross-border cooperation

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the safety of river Danube navigability for the whole length of the CBC area.

What’s the budget?

5,699,612.87 euro, out of which 4,844,670.93 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Executive Agency "Maritime Administration" (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): ROMANIAN NAVAL AUTHORITY (R.N.A.) (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 15.09.2019

End date: 14.09.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Montana and Ruse in Bulgaria

Constanta, Giurgiu and Teleorman in Romania                                                                   

 How is it going to happen?        

  • Development of preliminary study and data collection
  • Development of common technical specifications for transport safety IT tool
  • Establishment of Emergency response centers in Bulgaria and Romania
  • Development of action plan.

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

Programme outputs: 1 study, strategy and action plan to improve safety of the navigation on the Danube and the Black Sea supported, 470 km total length of new and improved inland waterway

Programme results: 100 % of the RO-BG CBC Danube length and Black Sea where safety of the navigation have been improved.

Project status

The opening press conference was held in Constanta on 27.11.2018.

Services for project management have been contracted to ensure the general management of the project on the behalf of the both beneficiaries, as well as the contract for communications activities. Also, the LB has signed the contract for the preliminary study,data collection and the Development of action plan for Measures for improvement of river transport safety.

Three meetings between project partners were organized- in Giurgiu (23-25.10.2018), Ruse (11.04.2019) and Constanta (21.08.2019).

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