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A-CB connect to TENt (ROBG-306)

Better connection of Alexandria and Cherven Bryag to TEN-T

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to ensure better connectivity at the TEN-T for Alexandria and Cherven-Bryag in a safety traffic conditions. The development of transport networks in the cross-border region will facilitate interregional cooperation and will help to increase competitiveness of the business sector, labor mobility and, however, to sustainable regional development. Rehabilitation of road infrastructure, respectively 4500, 20 m in Alexandria and 8000 m in Cherven-Bryag will improve safety traffic conditions, competitiveness of both municipalities, will allow better exploitation of tourism potential and will improve the cooperation capacity of the partners in transport and safety traffic issues. The project aims to contribute to the consolidation of a sustainable European and cross-border transport system connected to the main TEN-T network.

What’s the budget?

7, 669, 032.95 euro, out of which 6, 518, 678. 00 euro ERDF

Target at the half of the implementation period: 145.089,00 euro for LB and 112.472,00 euro for B2.

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit – Alexandria Municipality

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Cherven Bryag Municipality

When is it happening?

Start date: 20.03.2019

End date: 19.03.2022

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Alexandria in Romania

Chervan bryag in Bulgaria

How is it going to happen?

  • Creation of joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure;
  • Reconstruction and modernization of roads in Alexandria;
  • Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 in Cherven bryag;
  • Promotional activities focus on providing project information, transparency and effective communication, as well as presenting the results of project activities and target groups in the cross-border region.

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

  • Programme outputs: Total length of reconstructed or upgraded roads – 12.5 km;
  • Number of joint mechanisms to facilitate the connection of secondary/tertiary nodes to TEN-T infrastructure (e.g. route guidance, incidents/emergencies detection and management, studies on traffic flows, feasibility studies addressing cross-border region;
  • Programme result: Cross border population served by modernized infrastructure leading to TEN-T - 74,648.00.

Project status

The project results achieved so farare the following:

1. Safety Driving Guide was elaborated and printed in 1000 copies - 500 in BG and 500 in RO and translated in English.

2. Awareness raising campaign, available at: http://becareful.info, elaborated by the B2:

- Radio and TV spots broadcasting started in Alexandria and Cherven Bryag until the end of March 202, under the coordination of the B2. All 4 spots were elaborated by the Chevren Bryag: 2 in Bg and 2 in Ro.

the TV clip (RO) is available at: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BzEQK7itKylNV8HpuPjCce4wjp9Icik3

the TV clip (BG) is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HmuXDyU75yT_OksJdQfAxBxnEHBEqKtc/view?usp=sharing

the radio clip (RO) is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14N-vlboodRaKWHk4kNDRpkSq8K8AGO-d/view?usp=sharing

the radio clip BG is available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hqQEyC8ia8D5tsamXgr599hU7CCDBww5/view?usp=sharing

- For the Door-to-door Campaign - consumables for promotional materials have been purchased by LB: 500 paper bags, 500 „cat eyes”, 500 reflecting sticks, 500 frontal head flashlights, 500 reflector warning vests (250 for adults and 250 for kids).

3. Service contract no. 19068/31.08.2020 was signed by the LB and the Best practice guide for road intervention/construction was developed and printed in all 3 languages.

4. The technical project and execution details PT+DE+DTAC+DTOE have been finalised and approved. The technical project documentation was verified by the independent verifier according to the minute no. 16368/31.07.2020 and the Construction Authorisation no. 161/22.09.2020 was obtained. The announcement for participation at the simplified procedure for execution of construction works for rehabilitation of street roads in Municipality of Alexandria was published in SEAP on 19.11.2020 with the deadline for submission of offers 10.12.2020. The Lead Beneficiary cancelled the procurement procedure on 08.12.2020 due to some deficiencies identified within the technical documentation. After revising the technical documentation, the works procurement was re-launched in April 2021, the offers submitted being in process of evaluation.

5. The procurement for technical design and reconstruction and rehabilitation of Municipal Road PVN 1187 was finalized at the level of B2 and the contract was signed on 21.12.2020.The implementation of the Technical design and Construction Works contract is not started yet, being dependent on the loan expecting to be granted from FLAG Fund. The grant awarding contract was signed on May, 25th 2021 and the preparation of the Technical design is re-scheduled to start in June 2021, after the advance payment will be made to the contractor.

6. B2 has concluded the contract # 98-00-66/05.02.2020 with EVO MEDIA GRUP OOD for production the web site. The Project website, which is still under development is available at: https://ten-t.site.

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