New TEN-T Projects

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On 2 February 2011, the European Commission announced the projects selected to receive trans-European transport network (TEN-T) funds to build and upgrade vital transport infrastructure across the European Union. The multi-annual work TEN-T programme (112.4 million EUR in total funding) aimed to finance the highest priorities of the TEN-T network, and included River Information Services (RIS).

The  projects were sefollowing 5 RIS projects were selected with a total of 7.1 million EUR in co-funding.
  • Belgium and the Netherlands: Deployment of Inland AIS transponders in Flanders and The Netherlands
  • Belgium: Implementation of RIS in Flanders II
  • France: Services d’information fluviale II (SIF II)
  • Italy: Studies for the development of the RIS operability along the Northern Italy Waterway System
  • Poland: Pilot implementation of first RIS services and application
Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, said: "I am delighted to be signing the decision today that gives the green light to 170 million EUR of the TEN-T budget to co-finance key infrastructure projects of European added value. These include projects in the fields of Motorways of the Sea and River Information Services, under the multi-annual programme, and projects under the annual programme helping us to prepare for future transport priorities: notably making transport greener, connecting Europe's east and west, and providing support to public-private partnerships."

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