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ICONIC CULTURAL SITES IN EUROREGION RUSE-GIURGIU (ROBG – 424)

“Reconstruction and display of iconic cultural sites high tourism potential in the Euroregion Ruse-Giurgiu”

What’s the goal?

To increase tourism attractiveness of Ruse-Giurgiu CBC region represented by 2 of the region’s iconic cultural and historic sites the Pantheon in Ruse and the Fortress in Giurgiu.

What’s the budget?

1,426,760.12 euro, out of which 1,212,746.09 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Ruse Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Giurgiu Town.

When is it happening?

Start date: 31.07.2018

End date: 30.01.2023

Duration: 54 months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

  • reconstruction of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse;
  • multimedia presentation;
  • developing and equipping of Giurgiu fortress with modern fittings;
  • joint management plan;
  • joint marketing strategy;
  • catalogue and website presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu region;
  • integrated tourism route;
  • information and publicity activities;

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

Programme outputs:

- 1 integrated tourism products/services created;

- 2 strategies and management plans for valorizing the cultural and natural     heritage;

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 8000.

Project status

The project is under implementation and important steps have been done for the main activities of the project.

In this regard, the LB finalized the works in relation to the Renovation of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse, the last works documents being an official Statement of findings for establishing the sustainability for acceptance of construction Act no. 16 on 28.08.2020. The Pantheon is functioning, maintained in good conditions and opened for visitors.

As for B2 – TAU Giurgiu Municipality, it was elaborated the technical design related to its investment objective “Giurgiu Fortress” and an execution contract for the foreseen rehabilitation works was signed in the beginning of January 2021. The execution of the works was started in the end of May 2021. Further on, archaeological assistance services are necessary for site surveillance during the period of execution of the works. Currently, the construction works within the Giurgiu Fortress are temporary suspended, due to identified need for additional electrical resistivity measurements and electrical tomography measurements, part from the archaeological research authorization. In addition, in parallel, having in mind that the restauration works foreseen within the Giurgiu Fortress are object of an archaeological supervision, B2 signed also a contract in March 2021 for archaeological assistance service during the works execution.

In addition, within the frame of activity T1 “Implementation of joint tourism mechanisms and elaboration of tender dossiers”, the Lead Beneficiary has receipt from the service provider the elaborated integrated tourism route, trilingual map, containing the identified tourist sites and catalogue in Bulgarian, Romanian and English. Тhe tourism route is aiming to present the historical past of the communities living in the Ruse-Giurgiu region in a systematic, organised and tourist-friendly way and is highlighting the renovated Pantheon and valorised Fortress.

Furthermore, B2 - Giurgiu Municipality developed a trilingual Joint Management Plan for common preservation, development and utilization of cultural heritage, which was further uploaded on the project web site for presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu CB region, which could be accessed on the link: https://cetate-panteonrobg.ro/ .

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