IWT & intermodal transport related topics are addressed by the Priority axis 4 “Innovations in management and services – establishment of modern infrastructure for traffic management and transport safety improvement” under the Investment Priority 7(c) – Developing and improving environmentally-friendly including low-noise and low-carbon transport systems including inland waterways and maritime transport, ports, multimodal links and airport infrastructure, in order to promote sustainable regional and local mobility.
Examples of actions within the Specific Objective 1 “Improved transport management through introduction of innovative systems”:
- development of navigation information systems, upgrading the existing systems and the systems under construction (for vessels traffic management including search and rescue systems will enhance the safety and security of navigation)
- supply of multipurpose vessels (to collect information for the navigation conditions along the Danube River will provide the EA EMDR with the necessary data to adequate intervene in low water periods for providing the min draught, needed for the IWW navigation, to improve the navigation condition, and for increasing the river navigation safety)
- modernisation and construction of port reception facilities for treatment of ship-generated waste and cargo residues in Bulgarian ports of national importance on the Danube and Black Sea for improvement of environmental management.
Expected results: Improved navigation conditions in the Danube waterway; Improved access to Bulgarian ports of “core” and “comprehensive” Trans-European transport network; Improved environmental management in the area of water transport and civil aviation