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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?

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: 15.09.2018

End date: 14.10.2022

Duration: 49 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 joint based on reciprocity and competencies between EAMA and RNA. The action plan will cover the processes of cooperation and collaboration between the two partnering institutions in the scope of their competencies. The action plan will improve the time for reaction and will increase the level of coordination between partners in risk situations disturbing the transport safety on the Danube River including the area were getting in to the Black sea.

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 has been improved. 

Project status

Currently, the project is under implementation and the following results were reported:

B2 purchased two vessels (multipurpose and multifunctional crafts) in May 2021.  One vessel is located in Bechet and the other one is located in Giurgiu.

LB finalized the public procurements for supply of multipurpose non-self-propelled crafts in Bulgaria. The equipment’s are in process of delivery.

B2 has finalized the public procurements regarding the Activity T1.4 “Establishment of Emergency response center” in Romania and signed two contracts:

- For Lot 1: Supply of hardware infrastructure within the project - DTSGIS (DANUBE TRANSPORT SAFETY GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM) was signed on 25.10.2021 contract no.109367/25.10.2021 with SC ARLECHIN TOTAL DISTRIBUTION SRL.

- For Lot 2 - IT solution implementation services (IT tool) for improving the safety of navigation on the Danube within the DTSGIS project (DANUBE TRANSPORT SAFETY GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM) was signed on 25.10.2021, contract no. 109370/25.10.2021 with SC FIDA SOLUTIONS SRL.

On 12th February 2021, a final acceptance certificate was signed between EAMA and Consortium Dunav GIS as a result of successfully implemented Contract No. DOG-17/20.05.2020 for "Supply and integration of geographic information system for transport safety and supply of equipment for Emergency response centers". With the contract implementation, it is also concluded the implementation of activity A.T1.3 of WP T1 of the project and achieved deliverables DT1.3.1 Supply and integration of DTSGIS and D.T1.3.2 Supply of Hardware equipment for emergency response centers in Bulgaria. Under Work Package T1, the execution of Contract DOG-17/20.05.2020 for the supply and integration of Geographic information system for transport safety and supply of equipment for the Emergency Response Centers in Bulgaria is completed.

Beneficiary 2, waiting to receive the promotional materials from the supplier SC MASTER PRINT SRL.

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