FAIRway project enables implementation Danube maintenance plan
25 January 2016
Economically viable transport services on the Danube are dependent on stable fairway conditions. Several bottlenecks hinder the navigation along the Danube section of the Rhine-Danube core network corridor. The waterway infrastructure parameters defined by ECMT are not fulfilled in several sections of the Danube, the Sava and the Danube-Black Sea Canal.
The Danube Ministers of Transport endorsed the Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan end 2014.
The main goal of the FAIRway Project is to implement the “Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan of the Danube and its navigable tributaries”. The aim is to reach and ensure good navigation conditions throughout the year by providing a minimum level of service.
Waterway authorities coordinate
- national roadmaps and pilot activities to implement the Master Plan
- purchase of advanced equipment for hydrological services (gauging stations, surveying vessels etc.)
The project also allows
- the identification of innovative approaches for fairway rehabilitation and upgrade.
- documentation for implementation of future selected measures that further support the deployment of the “Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan”.