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May 16, 2021
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Projects worth RON 24.5 M for modernizing Danube ports, co-financed by EU

The Transport Ministry (MT) is finally focusing on Danube ports too. Most of them have not benefitted from investments for over two decades and as a consequence their infrastructure is outdated. According to the MT, the Calafat and Galati ports will benefit from investments of RON 22.6 M and RON 1.95 M respectively, as part of development programs co-financed from European funds, through the Transport Sectoral Operational Program 2007-2013.
“The main goal of the project (phase I) consists of expanding the infrastructure of the Calafat port, including hydro-technical works, as follows: the modernization of pier 4 and its extension by 30 meters and the construction of a new pier, namely pier 5, with a length of 130 meters, and also of the electrical, water supply and sewerage installations that go with it,” a Transport Ministry communiqué reads.
The project has a total budget of RON 22.6 M, of which RON 11.2 M represent non-reimbursable financing offered by the European Commission, the rest of the sum coming from the state budget. Construction works will last until September 2015.
At the same time, the Management Authority of the Transport Sectoral Operational Program and the Galati National Company for the Administration of Maritime Danube Ports has signed early this week a financing contract for the “Strategic program for the development of the Galati port.”
The program will consist of a market survey, a strategic plan for the port, an action plan, public consultations and the concept of the promotion materials.
“As part of the Strategic Program, projects that concern all four terminals of Galati port will be proposed: the Ore port, the Docks port, the New Basin port and the Old Commercial port. Potential national and international partnerships that can be set up in order to promote the port of Galati at regional and European levels will also be considered,” the Transport Ministry informs. The project has a total budget of RON 1.95 M, of which RON 1.39 M represent European funds, and will be finalized in October 2015.

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