Conclusions of the Danube Ministerial Meeting

Meeting

During the TEN-T days in Rotterdam on 20.6.2016, the Transport Ministers of the Danube riparian states discussed the process of implementing the Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan for the Danube and its navigable tributaries.The FAIRway Danube project in cooperation with the EU Danube Region Strategy Priority Area 1a, delivered the basis for this discussion by means of the updated National Action Plans.
In their Conclusions, the ministers have agreed to step up fairway rehabilitation and maintenance efforts in 2016 and beyond in order to improve fairway conditions according to the relevant target values defined in the Fairway Master Plan. The ministers announced to allocate the necessary national budgets as outlined in the National Action Plans and to make full use of EU co-financing opportunities for the implementation of required measures. The FAIRway Danube project in cooperation with the EU Danube Region Strategy will continue to monitor the implementation of the Danube Fairway Master Plan. Contributions to the annual or biennial follow- up meetings of the Transport Ministers will be prepared.
► Conclusions on effective waterway infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance