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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 crossborder 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

The deadline for the half implementation period of the project was 31st of March 2020.

LB: target at the half implementation period assumed in subsidy contract: 99,160.00 euro

B2: target at the half implementation period assumed in subsidy contract: 84,893.00 euro.

At 31.03.2020, according to information available on e-MS, the situation for each beneficiary is as follows:

LB: declared amounts: 153,239.43 euro for periods 0-5 (until 21.01.2020)

B2: declared amounts: 69,460.79 euro for periods 0-6 (until 20.03.2020).

Therefore, the set targets at the half implementation period were reached by beneficiaries as follow:

LB = 154.54%

B2 = 81.82%.

In conclusion, both beneficiaries avoided the decommitment of their budget.

Currently, the financial progress for each partner is as following:

1.       From the total budget of LB - 3,053,726.94 euro, amounts requested to be certified sum up 1,383,117.62 euro (45.29 %). Total amounts certified by FLC sum up 1,253,846.54 euro (41.06 %).

2.       From the total budget of B2 - 2,645,885.93 euro, amounts requested to be certified sum up 80,015.85 euro (3.02 %). Total amounts certified by FLC sum up 68,234.37 euro (1.34%).

The financial execution at project level up to the present moment is 3.77% (amounts validated by FLC) from the total budget of the project (5,699,612.87 euro).

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: 14.12.2021

Duration: 39 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 project is currently under implementation, with the following results reported so far:

   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.

     Four meetings between project partners were organized- in Giurgiu (23-25.10.2018), Ruse (11.04.2019) in Constanta (21.08.2019) and in Giurgiu. In period 15.03.2020 – 14.09.2020 all Partner meetings were conducted via Teleconference terminals.

     Lead Beneficiary – Executive Agency “Maritime Administration (EAMA) : As a result of conducted open tender procedure launched on 30.12.2019, a contract was signed by LB - EAMA with consortium "DUNAV GIS". The contract is for implementation of activities part of work-package T1- “Measures for improvement of river transport safety” activity A.T1.3 – “Establishment of Emergency response centres in Bulgaria” , and specifically D.T1.3.1 - Supply and integration of DTSGIS and D.T1.3.2 - Supply of Hardware equipment for emergency response centres in Bulgaria.The contractor started work right after contract was signed. Implementation is divided on stages. First stage was successfully completed and accepted with certificate for acceptance dated 07.07.2020. Contractor has conducted research and detailed geo-spatial analysis for determination of the territory scope and content of the information database of the GIS. An assessment was performed to the potential accidents and their spatial-functional characteristics in the context of the national security protection and civil protection in disaster events. On 20.08.2020 second stage of the contract DOG-17/20.05.2020 has been achieved on time. A supply of reliable infrastructure for integrated geographic information system - hardware and software licenses was performed and accepted with respective certificate. Regarding the deliverable D.T1.3.3 – Supply of Multipurpose non – self – propelled craft in Bulgaria, EAMA team is working on tender launch for supply of vessels;

   The Beneficiary 2- Romanian Naval Authority (RNA)had its tender procedure for the selection of consultant to elaborate technical specifications for transport safety IT tool – within activity A.T1.2 – “Development of common technical specification for transport safety IT tool”, specifically for D.T1.2.1 – Development of technical specification for transport safety IT tool with components and modules for Romania” The procedure has been awarded to BAS CONSULTING SRL. Related to the Activity A.T1.4 – “Establishment of Emergency response centre in Romania” and specifically D.T1.4.1 – Supply and integration of DTSGIS , the tender procedure is currently in progress.

     LB initiated in e-MS system a request for addendum for extension of the approved implementation period with 6 months, but 3 months were accepted by the MA.


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