The selection of the designer for the preparation of technical documentation, currently carried out by Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS), marks the beginning of the realization of the project of adaptation of the navigation lock within the Hydro Power Plant Djerdap 1 system, eKapija learns at the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure.
The revitalization of this navigation lock, upon which unobstructed water transport in Europe depends, will enable the number of boats served per year to increase from the current 6,313 to 9,735 by 2046.
The ministry has secured a grant for hiring professional consultants, who will prepare the tender documentation for the contractor and the environmental impact assessment by March 2018. The tender for contactors and consultants for supervision of the works is expected to take place in the second half of 2018, the ministry announced.
Let us remind that the European Commission has approved the financing of this project, worth EUR 28.5 million, at the proposal of the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure
. The EU will provide 40%, that is, around EUR 11.5 million, whereas the remaining 60% of the cost of the works, that is, EUR 17 million, will be provided from the budget of Serbia over the next three years (2018-2020).
The first round of consultations regarding a draft agreement on the awarding of the grants for the realization of this project between the EC and a joint delegation of the said ministry and EPS should be held this August, whereas the signing of the agreement is planned for October 28, 2017