European Union External Action

Eastern Partnership: TEN-T Investment Action Plan of €13 billion for better connectivity with the EU and stronger growth in the region

Bruxelles, 16/01/2019 - 08:54, UNIQUE ID: 190116_2
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The European Commission together with the World Bank have developed a new Indicative trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Investment Action Plan that identifies priority projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. Together, these almost 100 projects amount to an investment of almost €13 billion up to 2030 and foresee a total of 4800 kilometres of road and rail, 6 ports, and 11 logistics centres.

The agreement on the maps extending the TEN-T to the Eastern partnership countries has entered into force on 9 January.

Commissioner Johannes Hahn, responsible for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, underlined “The completion of the Indicative TEN-T Investment Action Plan is a joint commitment to deliver tangible results for citizens across the region. The Plan will assist decision-makers in prioritising strategic investments in transport infrastructure with the aim of completing the TEN-T network defined as one of the 20 deliverables for 2020 in the Joint Declaration of the last Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels.”

Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “Enhanced transport connectivity both within the Eastern Partnership region, and between the Eastern Partnership region and the EU has the potential to bolster economic growth and create job opportunities. The Plan shall also serve to highlight the importance of road safety as well as digital solutions in new projects, and to align design standards with current EU practices.”

More information is available here.(For more information: Enrico Brivio – Tel.: +32 229 56172; Stephan Meder – Tel.: +32 229 13917; Alceo Smerilli +32 229 64887)

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