Under the auspices of the Transport Community Permanent Secretariat, the ninth meeting of the Transport Facilitation Technical Committee was held on 7 October in a hybrid mode. The meeting brought together all regional partners, the European Commission, EU member state representatives, CEFTA, IFC/World Bank, the WB Chamber of Investment Forum and the International Development Group.
The meeting focused on the main findings of the draft Progress Report in the implementation of the Transport Facilitation Action Plan which was presented by the Transport Community Permanent Secretariat (TCT Secretariat). It also included a discussion with all regional partners on the current state of play thus further actions in relation to that plan.
A CONNECTA expert attended the meeting to brief the participants on the border crossing points (BCPs) capacity findings and the measures proposed to remove obstacles and improve connectivity in the Western Balkans. To date, CONNECTA’s assistance provided to the Western Balkans partners in identifying and designing suitable systems to manage and facilitate the movement of cross-border road traffic resulted in two successfully completed assignments: Feasibility Study for border crossing facilitation and improvement of cross-border road transport in the Western Balkans and 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).
CONNECTA’s presentation also provided an update on the ongoing Technical Assistance application for preparation of technical documentation for modernisation and infrastructure capacity improvements of three selected road border crossing points (BCPs)
- Hani i Elezit/Blace (Kosovo*/North Macedonia) – Route 6a
- Hani i Hotit/Bozaj (Albania/Montenegro) – Route 2b
- Batrovci/Bajakovo (Serbia/Croatia)
on the extended TEN-T network in the Western Balkans.
For meeting’s conclusions, please visit the TCT website.
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.