Project ID: PA1A114
Due to discontinuous operation of the Gabčíkovo locks, safe, reliable and quality navigation and especially passing the locks on the Slovak stretch of river Danube is not provided. The Work Plan of the European Coordinator for the Rhine-Danube Corridor defines the Gabčíkovo locks as a critical bottleneck for the Corridor´s development as well. The majority of Transport Ministers of the Danube Region adopted on 3rd December 2015 the Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan which pointed out necessary actions which have to be implemented in order to achieve improved navigation conditions. The Slovak Ministry of Transport adopted this Master Plan in an effort to improve navigation along the Slovak part of the river Danube.
The project “Upgrade of the Gabčíkovo locks” deals with this most important issue on the Slovak stretch of the river Danube. Upgrade of the Gabčíkovo locks aims at the modernisation of Gabčíkovo locks and consequently the provision of continuous and stable navigation conditions for both of the Gabčíkovo locks and to ensure a safe passage through the locks.
All Danube countries - to improve full navigability of Danube waterway, to ensure required parameters of Danube waterway (Danube Commission recommendations).
Freight forwarders , logistics services, inland ship owners, inland terminal operators, shipper, receiver, cargo handlers, ship brokers and agents, equipment producers, multimodal transport operators and other users of Danube waterway.
Start date: 17.02.2016
End date: 31.12.2020
Total budget: 142,665,000 EUR
EU funds: 121,265,250 EUR are funded by Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) 2014 - 2020
National funds: 21,399,750 EUR
Beneficiary: Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic
Project leader: Waterborne Transport Development Agency / Slovak Republic (website: www.arvd.gov.sk)
Address: Námestie slobody, č.6, 810 05 Bratislava
Contact person: Peter Vyzinkár
Project partner: Vodohospodárska výstavba / Slovak Republic
White paper, Blue book, AGN, Danube Commissions´s Recommendations
Data provided by: Zuzana Šebestová (Vodohospodárska výstavba, Slovakia) - 29.01.2016