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BULRIS project officially started

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On 4 October 2011,  the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications signed a contract with the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co) for the realization of the Project ‘Implementation of River Information System on the Bulgarian stretch of the Danube River’ ( BULRIS). The contract includes a grant under the Operational Programme ‘Transport’ is in the amount of appr 18 million EUR (of which 85% by ERDF, and 15 % of national budget).

BULRIS is the first infrastructure project to be implemented under Priority Axis 4 ‘Improvement of Maritime and Inland Waterways Navigation’ of OP ‘Transport’. BULRIS, will ensure full and continuous transmission of all data and voice to 16 communication points. The main objective is the harmonization of the information services to support the traffic management and inland waterways navigation in the implementation of Directive 2005/44/ЕС.

The BULRIS project will be implemented in three phases. For the period until the end of 2013 a RIS telecommunications infrastructure in the Bulgarian part of the river Danube  – from station “Florentin” to station “Silistra” and to the operational RIS Centre in Rousse - will be built. It will provide various information services to all participants in the transport process and exchange data with the systems of other countries. The Project provides construction of the first building of its kind in Bulgaria, the River Information Centre Rousse. The extension of the scope of services and system and introduction of new technologies to improve the system is envisaged.

See also information on BULRIS in the project search list.