Restoration of transport links between Skuodas and Rucava municipalities
|Approximate total Project budget in EUR:||57 000.00|
|ERDF co-financing in EUR:||48 450.00|
|Project Duration:||06/2011 - 06/2013|
|Priority:||Encouragement of Socio Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Region|
|Direction:||2. Improvement of Internal and External Accessibility of the Border Regions|
Summary Description of the Project:
Project is to be implemented in Skuodas district, Lithuania and in Rucava district, Latvia. These districts belong to the same ethnical Curonian land, so they are related by joint history. ROTLBSARM project is a mean to ensure cooperation between Skuodas and Liepoja districts, improve accessibility of the border region and make it more attractive for living and visiting. Project partners – Skuodas and Rucava municipalities – are seeking to solve the existing common social problems in the border area: low mobility of people, lack of tourists, inconvenient travelling due to insufficient road and transport infrastructure, lack of cooperation between border region inhabitants and authorities. Working together these problems can be solved easier. Districts‘ cooperation is necessary and significant in order to ensure successful development of the districts. Joint aim of the project is to encourage social-economical linkage between Skuodas and Rucava municipalities, ensure longterm sustainable development of local communities. Specific aim of the project is to improve accessibility of the border region and make it more attractive for living and visiting. Three main activities of the project are intended to implement. One activity is preparation of technical project for building a bridge over the river Sventoji which separates Lithuania and Latvia countries. Second activity is preparation of feasibility study analysing road and transport system in the cross border area in Latvia and providing solutions to improve this system. The third activity is organizing of conference to present prepared feasibility studie and discuss development of transport infrastructure in the cross border area. Implementation of these objectives will make assumptions to improve road and transport infrastucture in the border area. A new bridge will increase communication and traffic across the border as well as mobility of people and communication between Skuodas and Rucava municipalities. Project will have positive effect on culture, sports, tourism development in the area, as these people are used to travel across the border for casual matters: shopping, visiting relatives and friends, going to the beach in Latvia and other leisure places in both countries, taking part in culture and sports events, picking up berries and mushrooms in the forest and etc. Cooperation gives opportunities to share the newest information, learn from each other, organize events, take part in various trainings together and share experiences. Project will give the way for future communication and development of relation in the border area making social and economic progress of the region.