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April 11, 2021

Romania – Bulgaria 2007 – 2013 cooperation programme hits 69 pct absorption rate

The Romania – Bulgaria Cross-border Cooperation Programme 2007 – 2013 reached an absorption degree of 69 percent of the payment applications referred to the European Commission, informs a release of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP) sent on Friday to Agerpres.

Over the period 2007 – 2013 the programme had a total budget assigned of 252 million euros, of which 211 million euros in co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund, the cited source reveals.

According MDRAP, the achievements under the Romania – Bulgaria Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2007 – 2013 include the modernization of 169 km of road; access to information technology and communication facilities for 878,000 people; 14 joint environmental management systems; two million people informed in environmental protection campaigns; 25 projects contributing to prevention and rapid response in the event of risk; 70 percent of the Danube localities covered by flood-warning systems; 34 integrated tourism products; 498 events / materials that promote the image of the cross-border region; 166,000 people informed about the opportunities in the border region; 3,410 people trained in cross-border courses; 28 programme indicators attained out of a total of 39, which stands for a proportion higher than 75 percent (with the indicators referring to the completed projects); financing contracts signed for 179 projects (currently, contracting is completed); 38 projects (worth 124 million euros) under implementation.

The results of the programme were presented during two events organised in Balchik (Bulgaria) on June 3 and 4, at the 13th meeting of the Joint Programme Monitoring Committee and the Programme’s Annual Conference.


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