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CONNECTA starts the technical assistance for Revision of the Analysis of Options and Update of the Cost Benefit Analysis on the Niš-Belgrade railway in Serbia

To mark the start of CONNECTA’s sub-project ‘Revision of the Analysis of Options and Update of the Cost Benefit Analysis including sensitivity tests on the Niš-Belgrade railway in Serbia, section Stalać-Djunis’, despite the COVID-19 crisis the kick off meeting was held on 15 April via videoconference. The railway section Stalać-Djunis of approximately 18 km single …

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CONNECTA completes project documentation for replacement of guardrails along Road Corridor X in North Macedonia

Road safety remains a top priority for the EU and its Western Balkans Connectivity reform agenda. Much of Road Corridor X in North Macedonia (MKD) from Tabanovce to Gevgelija is equipped with old guardrails (safety crash barriers) built to MKD, i.e. ex Yugoslavian standards. This has resulted in low safety conditions for road users and …

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CONNECTA starts the technical assistance for helping in establishing an electronic queuing management system on selected road border crossing points in the Western Balkans

The kick-off meeting to mark the start of the CONNECTA sub-project ‘Technical Assistance for establishing electronic queuing management system (e-QMS) on selected road border crossing points (BCP) on the indicative extension of TEN-T network in the Western Balkans (Corridor X)’ was held in Belgrade on 27 February. The scope of the CONNECTA technical assistance is …

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CONNECTA experts present the Five-Year Road Maintenance Plans and the Strategic Framework for ITS Deployment in the Western Balkans at the first Road Technical Committee meeting

The first meeting of the Road Technical Committee of the Transport Community, organized by the Transport Community Permanent Secretariat, took place in Belgrade on 12 February. CONNECTA Team attended the meeting to share the main findings and recommendations from the two studies prepared under CONNECTA CTRM assignments – the Preparation of Five-Year Maintenance Plans for …

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CONNECTA starts the technical assistance for improving road safety conditions along high risk sections in the TEN-T indicative core/comprehensive road networks in the Western Balkans

The kick-off meeting to mark the start of the CONNECTA sub-project ‘Preparation of selected main/detail designs for improving road safety conditions (risk elimination) along high risk sections in the TEN-T indicative core/comprehensive road networks in the Western Balkans’ was held in Belgrade on 6 February. The scope of the CONNECTA technical assistance is to develop …

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Completion of Road Safety Audit on preliminary design documentation for a new highway section Pločnik- Merdare along Orient/East-Med Corridor

The Orient/East-Med Corridor in Serbia includes the Niš – Merdare E80/R7 road section, which continues into Kosovo* and then on to Albania up to Durres Port, on the Adriatic Sea. Also known as the ‘Peace Highway’, this road interconnection is of great importance for freight and passenger transportation in the Western Balkans. It is the …

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CONNECTA attends the 28th WBIF Project Financiers’ Meeting

The twenty-eighth meeting of the WBIF Project Financiers’ Group (PFG) took place in Brussels, on 14 November 2019. The meeting brought together around 90 participants from the European Commission, financial institutions (EIB, EBRD, CEB, KfW, WBG, AFD, EIF), bilateral donors, Western Balkans beneficiaries and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC). The meeting was co-chaired by DG …

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CONNECTA experts attend the second Transport Facilitation Technical Committee meeting

Under the auspices of the Transport Community Permanent Secretariat, the second meeting of the Transport Facilitation Technical Committee took place in Pristina on 17 October. The meeting’s Agenda introduced the road and rail BCPs state of play and status of implementation of the agreed measures, on-going regional/transnational projects relevant for transport facilitation in the wider …

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The Permanent Secretariat of the Transport Community gathers the experts for the first Technical Committee on Road Safety

The first meeting of the Technical Committee on Road Safety took place in Podgorica on 2-3 October. Under the auspices of the TC Permanent Secretariat, the meeting brought together members of the Technical Committee (representatives of states of the Contracting Parties), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB) and United Nations …

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CONNECTA findings and recommendations on Rail Maintenance presented at the Railways Technical Committee meeting

The second meeting of the Technical Committee on Railways under Transport Community took place in Belgrade on 18 September. The importance of the rail action plan aiming to modernize the rail transport in the Western Balkans is reconfirmed. Development of the regional rail strategy that will help the Western Balkans to revitalize rail transport along …

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