Improving navigability on the Hungarian section of the Danub

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Improving navigability on the Hungarian section of the Danube: extended study to prepare implementation

Posted by Viktoria Weissenburger, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 @ 1:59 pm

Basic  project  data 

Project ID: PA1A155  

Need  and  added  value  for  the  Danube  Region  Strategy

The movement of freight is the most important economic use of the Danube, Europe's second-longest river. Removing the bottlenecks for navigation is necessary to achieve the recommended Level of Service.


The study aims at improving the navigation along the Hungarian section of the Danube by carrying out preparatory studies for the removal of 31 bottlenecks. It is part of a Global Project promoting the development and upgrading of the Rhine-Danube Corridor to reach stable navigation conditions throughout the year and in all riparian countries. The study is a precondition for the implementation of any physical interventions aimed at improving the navigability and at eliminating the IWW bottlenecks on the Hungarian section of the Rhine-Danube Corridor.                           

planned  project  activities

The study consists of 9 activities from the completion of the Environmental Impact Assessment and building permits documentation to the drafting of the tender designs.

transboundary  impact

Removing bottlenecks for navigation is beneficial for the entire Danube Region.

Project  beneficiaries  /  target  groups

The waterway users and businesses operating in the Danube Region will be the main beneficiaries of the measures prepared in the course of the study.

status  and  timeframe

Start date: September 2015
End date: September 2020


Total budget: 6,309,295 EUR
EU funds: 5,362,901 EUR are being funded by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) 2014-2020 
National funds: 946,394 EUR

Project  team

Project leader: Hungarian Ministry of National Development (website:
Address: Fő utca 44-50, 1011 Budapest / Hungary

Project  environment

PRoject  Cross - Reference

Hajózzunk a Dunán! - Improvement of the navigability on the Danube in Hungary (PA1A032)

eusdr  embedding


eusdr  compliance


other  relevant  issues

Follow - up  project

Physical measures to solve the critical bottlenecks along the Hungarian Danube would have to be planned in follow-up projects.

meta  data

Data provided by: INEA website, project information (update provided by viadonau) - 25.03.2019