Conclusions of Danube Ministerial Meeting

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Conclusions of Danube Ministerial Meeting

Posted by Katja Rosner, Monday, 3rd October 2016 @ 9:28 am

During the TEN-T days in Rotterdam, the Transport Ministers of the Danube riparian states discussed the process of implementing the Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan for the Danube and its navigable tributaries. PA1a, in cooperation with the FAIRway Danube project, delivered the basis for this discussion by means of the updated National Action Plans.

In their Conclusions, the ministers have agreed to step up fairway rehabilitation and maintenance efforts in 2016 and beyond in order to improve fairway conditions according to the relevant target values defined in the Fairway Master Plan. The ministers announced to allocate the necessary national budgets as outlined in the National Action Plans and to make full use of EU co-financing opportunities for the implementation of required measures.

PA1a and the FAIRway Danube project will continue to monitor the implementation of the Danube Fairway Master Plan. Contributions to the annual or biennial follow- up meetings of the Transport Ministers will be prepared.

Conclusions on effective waterway infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance, June 2016. (PDF | 209 KB)