Projects: Waterway Infrastructure

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Actions on waterway infrastructure

The following actions for achieving the targets regarding waterway infrastructure in the Danube region are specified in the Action Plan (SEC(2010) 1489 final) which accompanies the Communication of the European Commission on the European Union Strategy for the Danube Region (COM(2010) 715 final) of 8.12.2010:

  • To complete the implementation of TEN-T Priority Project 18 on time and in an environmentally sustainable way

Key tasks: remove existing navigability bottlenecks; use environmentally sustainable solutions; take into account likely impacts of climate change, the preservation of functioning ecosystems and the Joint Statement's planning guidelines

  • To invest in waterway infrastructure of the Danube and its tributaries and develop the interconnections

Key tasks: improve waterway network in order to enable hinterland connections; consider infrastructure for missing links and the development of onward links to the Black Sea and beyond

Projects and project ideas

Aimed at the implementation of the above-mentioned actions, the following projects and project ideas have been reported to or identified by the Priority Area Coordinators:

Danube waterway:

Austria: Integrated River Engineering Project on the Danube East of Vienna

Slovakia: Complex solution of Danube stretch above Bratislava

Slovakia: Complex solution of Danube stretch below Bratislava (Water Structure Gabčíkovo–Nagymaros)

Croatia: Rehabilitation of the riverbed and the right bank of the Danube river from km 1,382 to km 1,433

Croatia: Regulation works on the Danube river on km 1,323 (Sotin)

Serbia: Preparation of Necessary Documentation for River Training and Dredging Works on selected locations along the Danube River in Serbia

Bulgaria: Improvement of navigation in the joint Bulgarian-Romanian section of the Danube river from km 530 to km 520 – Batin and from km 576 to km 560 – Belene

Romania: Improving navigation conditions on the Romanian–Bulgarian common section of the Danube (rkm 845.5–375)

Romania: Improving navigation conditions on the Danube between Călăraşi and Brăila (rkm 375–175)

Ukraine: Construction of the Deep-Water Fairway Danube - Black Sea in the Ukrainian Part of the Danube Delta

Romania: Banks protection on the Sulina Canal

Croatia: International ship winter shelter on the Danube in Croatia

Danube Shipwreck Removal

Serbia: Removal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the Danube River, sector Prahovo (project completed)

Serbia: Cleaning the Danube River bottom from sunken vessels, sector Prahovo

Serbia: Capital repairs (rehabilitation) of Navigation Locks at HEPS Đerdap I and HEPS Đerdap II

Serbia: Construction of new Žeželj bridge in Novi Sad

Artificial canals:

Romania: Rehabilitation of locks on the Danube-Black Sea Canal and the Poarta Alba-Midia Navodari Canal

Romania: Banks consolidation on the Danube–Black Sea Canal

Romania: Banks consolidation on the Poarta Alba–Midia Navodari Canal

Romania: Waiting berth for the dismantling/remaking of pushed convoys at the junction between the Danube–Black Sea Canal and the Poarta Alba–Midia Navodari Canal

Danube tributaries:

Rehabilitation and Development of Transport and Navigation on the Sava River Waterway

Croatia: Reconstruction and Improvement of the Sava River in Croatia

Ukraine: Navigation on the river Tisza and exploring the possibility of construction of a river port at the junction of three borders of Ukraine, Hungary, Slovakia

Slovakia: Completion, reconstruction and modernization of the river Váh waterway

Slovakia: Feasibility Study "Recreational Navigation on the Morava River" (rkm 0.00 - rkm 69.30)

Missing links:
Czech Republic: Analytic Study of the need of water corridor Danube-Oder-Elbe

Croatia: Construction of multi-purpose Danube-Sava Canal

Romania: Systematization of Argeş and Dâmboviţa Rivers for navigation and other uses – "Danube–Bucharest Canal"


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