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EFIMES (ROBG-481)

Efficient management in emergency situations in the cross-border region Calarasi-Veliko Tarnovo

What’s the goal?

The overall objective of the project is to improve joint risk management in the cross- border region Calarasi - Veliko Tarnovo by increasing the protection of environment and population against natural and man-made hazards.

What’s the budget?

949,799.45 euro, out of which 807,329.52 euro ERDF

Who is doing it?

Lead Beneficiary (LB): Territorial Administrative Unit – Calarasi County

Beneficiary 2 (B2): Municipality of Pavlikeni

Beneficiary 3 (B3): Calarasi County Gendarmerie Inspectorate “Brigade General Barbu Paraianu” –

When is it happening?

Start date: 06.09.2018

End date: 05.09.2021

Duration: 36 months

Where is it happening?

Calarasi

Veliko Tarnovo

How?

  • repair and rehabilitation works to improve the conductivity of the riverbeds
  • purchasing of specialized intervention equipment
  • trainings
  • awareness raising campaigns
  • joint exercises
  • joint partnerships
  • information and promotional activities

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

Programme outputs: 325.000 people benefiting from actions of risk management, 625.000 people benefiting from flood protection measures, 9 joint partnerships in the field of joint early warning and emergency response

Programme results: increased quality of the joint risk management in the CBC area for 300.000 citizens

Project status

The project is under implementation with the following results achieved so far:

- The project beneficiaries purchased all the equipment necessary for the project implementation team;

- 9 sessions (5 in Pavlikeni and 4 in Calarasi) were organized. During the sessions, topics such as, the National Crisis Management System in Romania, National Crisis Management System in Bulgaria, missions of the Romanian Gendarmerie in the field of civil emergenciesin order to ensure the proper implementation of the project, were discussed;

- The procurement procedure for purchase of the main equipment - Crawler vehicle with trailer is ongoing; the offers received are in process of evaluation;

- The procurement procedure for delivery of vehicle equipped with specialized equipment for maintenance of the riverbeds, was finalized by the B2 (contract no. ОП-14/16.03.2020) and the equipment was delivered on 03.04.2020;

- B2 has concluded two contracts on 12.05.2020.All necessary permits from Basin Directorate Veliko Tarnovo have been issued and Protocols № 2 for opening a construction site for both river Lomya and river Mihalska were signed: on 18.09.2020 for Mihalska river and on 24.09.2020 for Lomya river. The implementation of the investment activities has been completed. In the period 03-04.12.2020 the Statements of findings for establishing the suitability for acceptance of both sites (Act 15) were signed;

- B3 has purchased the following specialized equipment necessary for emergencies: (4x4 off-road pickup truck, 5-passenger, 4-door (1pc), intervention and rescue boat (2pcs), boat trailer (2pcs), IT Workstation.

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