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ROBG 424

"Reconstruction and display of iconic cultural sites high tourism potential in the Euroregion Ruse-Giurgiu", eMS 424

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to increase tourism attractiveness of Ruse-Giurgiu CBC region represented by 2 of the region’s iconic cultural and historic sites the Pantheon in Ruse and the Fortress in Giurgiu.

What’s the budget?

1,426,760.12 euro, out of which 1,212,746.09 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 15,000 euro for LB and 55,000 euro for B2.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB):Ruse Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Territorial Administrative Unit – Giurgiu Town

When is it happening?

Start date: 31.07.2018

End date: 30.07.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Giurgiu (Romania)

Ruse (Bulgaria)

How is it going to happen?

  • reconstruction of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse
  • multimedia presentation
  • developing and equipping of Giurgiu fortress with modern fittings
  • joint management plan
  • joint marketing strategy
  • catalogue and website presenting iconic cultural heritage in Ruse-Giurgiu region
  • integrated tourism route
  • information and publicity activities.

What will be the results (what’s the contribution to the Programme)?

Programme outputs: 1 integrated tourism products/services created, 2 strategies and management plans for valorizing the cultural and natural heritage

Programme results: increase of the number of overnights in the cbc area with 8000.

Project status (reflected in progress reports)

The project is currently in the 14th month of implementation, out of 36 months.

The general project management is ensured by the two project partners.

The procurement process is ongoing and a significant number of contracts were already awarded.

In terms of physical implementation, the project registered significant progress at LB level which awarded the contract for execution of works related to its investment objective “Reconstruction of the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes in Ruse”. Subsequently, the construction works were started on 22.05.2019 and there were marked through a dedicated event organized at the investment place. The physical implementation of the construction works is for approximately 20%.

As for B2, it was elaborated the technical design related to its investment objective “Giurgiu Fortress” and it is expected to be launched the public procurement procedure for construction works.

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