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A-CB connect to TENt (RO BG - 306)

Better connection of Alexandria and Cherven Bryag to TEN-T

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to ensure better connectivity at the TEN-T for Alexandria and Cherven Bryag in a safety traffic conditions. The development of transport networks in the cross-border region will facilitate interregional cooperation and will help to increase competitiveness of the business sector, labor mobility and, however, to sustainable regional development. Rehabilitation of road infrastructure, respectively 4.500,20 m in Alexandria and 8.000 m in Cherven Bryag will improve safety traffic conditions, competitiveness of both municipalities, will allow better exploitation of tourism potential and will improve the cooperation capacity of the partners in transport and safety traffic issues. The project aims to contribute to the consolidation of a sustainable European and cross-border transport system connected to the main TEN-T network.

What’s the budget?

7, 669, 032.95 euro, out of which 6, 518, 678. 00 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 145.089,00 euro for LB and 112.472,00 euro for B2.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit – Alexandria Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Cherven Bryag Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 20.03.2019

End date: 19.03.2022

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Alexandria in Romania

Chervan Bryag in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Creation of joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure;
  • Reconstruction and modernization of roads in Alexandria;
  • Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 in Cherven bryag;
  • Promotional activities focus on providing project information, transparency and effective communication, as well as presenting the results of project activities and target groups in the cross-border region.

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

  • Programme outputs: Total length of reconstructed or upgraded roads – 12.5 km;
  • Number of joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure (e.g. route guidance, incidents/emergencies detection and management, studies on traffic flows, feasibility studies addressing cross-border region;
  • Programme result: Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T - 74,648.00.

Project status

The project results achieved so far are related to signed contracts with the experts of Alexandria Municipality and Cherven Bryag Municipality, the purchase of the office equipment.

Both project beneficiaries have performed two project team meetings, one in Alexandria and one in Cherven Bryag.

The status of implementation of the investment objectives is as follows:

LB - Reconstruction and modernization of roads in Alexandria – Alexandria Municipality reported the launching and finalization of the public procurement procedure for „Elaboration of Technical project and expert witness services”, having the contract signed. The Start Order for elaboration of the Technical Project for „Reconstruction and modernization of roads in Alexandria” was issued. In accordance with the contractual terms, the elaborated technical project is expected to be ready by the end of May 2020.

B2 - Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 - Cherven Bryag Municipality, disposed measures and combined the Technical design and the Construction works in a single public procurement procedure - called "full engineering". The new procedure for "full engineering" was announced in March 2020, the received offers, being currently in evaluation process.

In addition, within WP “Communication”, B2 signed a service contract for project web site development. The project website is in elaboration process.

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