The project consists of several investments in Trans-European Transport (TEN-T) Rhine-Danube inland waterway network of the Republic of Serbia. The project will take place along the Danube and Sava rivers, which aims at increasing the capacity, the efficiency, and the safety of inland waterway navigation, thus allowing for a modal shift from roads to river navigation.
According to the EIB website, the project will facilitate the construction, rehabilitation, and upgrade of existing fluvial infrastructure and will improve the navigability of the Danube and Sava rivers.
Also, the project will increase capacity, reduce transport times and costs, and ensure smooth, reliable, and safe inland navigation along these waterways. Inland navigation is one of the most energy efficient transport modes and it is considered crucial for providing sustainable multimodal transport links.
In addition, the project will also enhance the economic ties among two major rivers and material exchanges with neighboring countries.
The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that any procurement procedures are done in accordance with the Bank's Guide to Procurement and the relevant applicable EU public procurement rules.
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