Upgrade of Gabčíkovo locks
Upgrade of Gabčíkovo locks is co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility.
The Danube is not only the backbone of the multimodal TEN-T Rhine-Danube Corridor. As a waterway of international importance E80 it has to comply with mandatory navigational parameters required for year-round use of the waterway in accordance with the European Convention on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN) as well as with the Belgrade Convention and the recommendations of the Danube Commission. The Danube waterway as a waterway of international importance shall provide for a specific service efficiency under international classification of inland waterways, which is not possible under the current ratios due to insufficient provision of required parameters of the fairway throughout the navigable season.
The strategic objective of the project is to increase the efficiency, reliability and thus the competitiveness of the Danube waterway, which is part of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). Among other objectives, it aims to strengthen the sustainability of waterway transport between Slovakia and other countries on the Danube waterway as well as, in accordance with the policy of the European Union, to support this economically efficient and environmental friendly transport mode, which has enough spare capacity.
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