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Danube Safety Net (ROBG-522)

Improvement of the transport safety in the common Bulgarian-Romanian stretch of the Danube River through development of the emergency response by cross-border cooperation


What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve the safety of river Danube navigability for the whole length of the CBC area.

What’s the budget?

5,699,612.87 euro, out of which 4,844,670.93 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period (31.03.2020): 99,160.00 euro for LB and 84,893.00 euro for B2

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Executive Agency "Maritime Administration" (Bulgaria)

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Romanian Naval Authority (R.N.A.) (Romania)

When is it happening?

Start date: 15.09.2018

End date: 14.12.2021

Duration: 39 months

Where is it happening?

Montana and Ruse in Bulgaria

Constanta, Giurgiu and Teleorman in Romania                                                                   


How is it going to happen?        

  • Development of preliminary study and data collection
  • Development of common technical specifications for transport safety IT tool
  • Establishment of Emergency response centers in Bulgaria and Romania
  • Development of action plan joint based on reciprocity and competences between EAMA and RNA. The action plan will cover the processes of cooperation and collaboration between the two partnering institutions in the scope of their competences. The action plan will improve the time for reaction and will increase the level of coordination between partners in risk situations disturbing the transport safety on the Danube river including the area where getting in to the Black sea.

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

Programme outputs:

1 study, strategy, and action plan to improve safety of the navigation on the Danube and the Black Sea supported;

470 km total length of new and improved inland waterway;

Programme results: 100 % of the RO-BG CBC Danube length and Black Sea where safety of the navigation has been improved. 

Project status

The project implementation started on 15.09.2018 and is currently in the 33nd month out of 39 months. Until now, the Lead Beneficiary has submitted 11 Modification Requests (from which 4 notifications and 3 addenda, were approved).

Currently Modification request no. 11, Addendum no.4 is in verification on JS being initiated on 26.02.2021, the fourth clarification was requested on 20.04.2021, the response was submitted by LB on 10.05.2021. Through the modification request they are asking for:

-Modification of the hardware equipment described in the financing application, Deliverable D.T1.4.2;
-The implementation of the Emergency Response Center to be realized in Constanta (ANR), instead of Turnu Magurele (Activity A.T1.4);

-1 vessel will be located in Giurgiu, and the other one in Bechet, instead of Turnu Magurele Activity (A.T1.4).

The overall objective of the project is to improve the safety of river Danube navigability for the whole length of the common stretch between Romania and Bulgaria through the development of a common Geographical Information System for Emergency Response, supply by EAMA of specialized non-self-propelled crafts (barges) carrying emergency response equipment to be anchored across the common stretch of the river.

The status, regarding the equipment and services, on 17.06.2021 is as follows:

LB-EAMA signed the following contracts for equipment and external expertise and services:

- On 20.05.2020, a contract for supply and integration of DTSGIS including staff instructions-supply of equipment for Emergency response centers in Bulgaria;

- On 22.12.2020 a contract for supply of multipurpose non-self propelled crafts 2 pieces (in port of Russe and in port of Lom);

- On 19.04.2017, a contract for consulting and project proposal preparation Association Institute for Quality, interoperability and information Security;

- On 01.10.2019, a contract for preparation of technical specification and requirements for IT Tool for Danube transport safety in relation to the implementation of Danube Safety net Project;

- On 17.06.2019 a contract for elaboration and supply of promotional materials for publicity and dissemination for project “Improvement of the transport safety in the common Bulgarian-Romanian stretch of the Danube river through development of the emergency response by cross-border cooperation”;

- On 05.04.2019 a contract for activity “M NA FOR RO-BG - Project Management”;

B2 signed the following contracts:

- On 10.10.2017 a contract for “P Project Preparation “;

- On 22.07.2019 a contract for activity M NA FOR RO-BG - Project Management”

- On 21.10.2019 a contract for activity “C Communication”, for website and online platform development;

- On 10.11.2020 a contract for supply of 2 vessels - contract for public procurement equipment;

- On 18.10.2019 a contract for conducting a research and data collection of the business processes and existing communication between the partnering institutions .Development of recommendations for technical functionalities for DTSGIS based on World best practices;

- On 24.08.2020 a contract for elaboration technical specification for IT solution tool for improvement of navigation safety on Danube river including system.


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