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DJ-VR: R.A.E.S – ROBG-195

Co-ordinated and efficient reactions of the authorities in the emergency situations in Dolj-Vratsa region

What’s the goal?

To improve the joint risk management in DJ-VR cross-border area.

What’s the budget?

5,935,643.42 euro, out of which 5,045,296.89 ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 31,811 euro for Lead Beneficiary, 0 euro for Beneficiary 2 and 908,859 euro for Beneficiary 3.

Who is doing it?

Lead beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit Dolj County (Romania)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Inspectorate for Emergency Situations Oltenia (Romania)

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Municipality of Vratsa (Bulgaria)

When is it happening?

Start date: 22.12.2017

End date: 21.12.2023

Duration: 72 months

Where is it happening?

Dolj County, Romania

Vratsa District, Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Establishment of the Unit for Emergency Situations Interventions in cross-border area – Craiova UESI;
  • Emergency intervention equipment endowment of the Unit for Emergency Situations Interventions in cross-border area – Craiova;
  • Establishment of a cross-border point for improving the mitigation capacity of authorities in emergency situations and disasters in Vratsa;
  • Joint exercises for simulating cross-border disasters in Dolj and Vratsa;
  • Raising awareness campaign in case of risk situations;
  • Organizing press conferences at the beginning,midterm and end of the project in Vratsa and respectively in Dolj;
  • Elaboration of information and publicity materials (temporary and permanent billboards, roll-up banner for events with public/stakeholders participation, personalized folders, notepads, pens, leaflets and brochures);

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

Programme outputs:

- 793,504 people benefiting from actions of risk management, 793,504 people benefiting from flood protection measures, 1 joint partnership in the field of joint early warning and emergency response

Programme results: increased quality of joint risk managementin the CBC area

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The project is currently under implementation, with the following results reported:

LB registers delays with public procurement procedure for the specialized equipment.The open tender procedure for Ambulance type B, Ambulance type C and for the Fire fighting vehicle 4500 l was launched for 5 times and cancelled each time. Currently, the procurement is not launched. Regarding this situation, LB decided to check the value of those special vehicles after concluding the works contract, for savings. Craiova International Airport requested LP to analyse the possibility of relocating the Intervention Unit due to the fact that another project with has a strategic importance at regional level, consisting in construction of a new passenger terminal as well as a cargo terminal will be implemented on the land where the UESI was foreseen to be built. The new location existing in the proximity of the former one was already identified and the necessary documents and studies will be carried out after the Building Permit will be obtained.The Urban Plan Permit no. 2084 was issued on 16.12.2020. LB estimations for having the entire Technical Project developed until August 2021 and further on the actual execution of the Construction Works to be started until February 2022. IT and electronics equipment for endowment of Craiova UESI was purchased and delivered.

B3 undertook contracts under Article 13 (1) of the Law on Measures and Actions during the State of Emergency, declared by a decision of the National Assembly of 13 March 2020. The following contracts were signed: Contract No D-288/16.12.2020 "Medical equipment for monitoring vital signs" and Contract No D-289/16.12.2020 "'Ambulance with incubator for transporting of newborns" with contractor MEDSIS Sp Ltd., Contract No D-290/16.12.2020 "High-capacity 4x4 pickup truck and specialized vehicle for transportation of blood products and human organs for transplantation" with contractor AVTO ENGINEERING HOLDING GROUP Sp Ltd. Contract Y-240 / 27.10.2020 was signed with contractor Consortium “FIRST AID COMPANY” for activity "Raising awareness campaign in case of risk situations".


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