Progress Meeting held in Bruxelles on the Action 2014-EU-TMC-0297-S [11.12.2019]

11st December 2019 – AFDJ Galati and Ministry of Transport (RO) met INEA and DG Move representatives in Bruxelles.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss the current state of progress of the Action, Milestones achieved and delays, which might lead to a future request of extension to be submitted in 2020.

Update on the state of progress of the Action by 06/12/2019:

  • Activity 1 (Feasibility Study) is progressing in line with the Grant agreement – draft planned to be completed 100% by 31/12/2020.
  • Activity 2 (EIA) – planned to be completed by 31/12/2021, because of the late entry into force of the RO law for the transposition of the EIA Directive.
  • Activity 3 (Preparation of the procurement procedure for the final design and the work actions) is on-going in line with the Grant Agreement – planned to be completed by 31/12/2022.
  • Activity 4 (Project Management and communication) covers the full duration of the Action – planned to be completed by 31/12/2021.

 

One of the conclusions of the meeting:

INEA and DG MOVE agreed that the amendment for extending the duration of the Action can be submitted by 30/09/2020 in line with the Grant agreement contractual obligations. This will have to demonstrate that the pending tasks have been finalised and that reasonable assurance can be given that the EIA process will be concluded by end June 2022.