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NAVY–T WAY (ROBG–478)

Improving safety of navigability on Danube River in the Calarasi – Silistra cross – border region

What’s the goal?

The project objective is to improve the infrastructure on the both sides of the Danube river in order to maintain the navigability on the Danube

What’s the budget?

5,946,041.76 euro, out of which 5.054.135.48 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 25.718,00 euro for LB, 7.313,00 euro for B2 and 9.000,00 euro for B3.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit – Calarasi County

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Silistra Municipality

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Territorial Administrative Unit – Calarasi Town

When is it happening?

Start date: 30.03.2019

End date: 29.03.2022

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Silistra in Bulgaria

Calarasi in Romania

How is it going to happen?

  • Strategies and action plans to improve the safety of the navigation on the Danube;
  • Works in Calarasi County – to facilitate the direct access of the boat owners from one community to another, offering an open area of ​​navigation on the inside Borcea arm;
  • Works in Silistra District – rehabilitation of Riverside fortification walls;
  • Promotional activities focus on providing project information, transparency and effective communication with stakeholders, as well as presenting the results of project activities and target groups and local stakeholders working in the cross-border region;
  • The transport waterway between Calarasi and Silistra will be improved by installing beacons on 5 km inland waterway on the Borcea – secondary arm of Danube. Two river station will be developed, one for each side of the Danube. Two boats of medium size will be purchase for passengers transportation.

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

Programme outputs: Total length of new and improved inland waterway – 11 km;

Programme results: 2.34 % of the RO-BG CBC Danube length and Black Sea where safety of the navigation have been improved.

Project status

The project is under implementation, with the following results:

LB – The contract for the technical design was signed (investments for Borcea arm). The Start Order for the elaboration of the Technical Project is expected to be issued.

B2 – A general review on the technical documentation (developed in 2017) is in progress (Reconstruction and modernization of the River Port in Silistra facilities). The Municipality of Silistra held initiated discussions with the Maritime Administration on the construction of the port and determining its category.

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