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October 18, 2019

EU launches call worth €1.4bn to fund sustainable transport projects

European Union (EU) has launched a €1.4bn call to support sustainable transport projects under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

European Union (EU) has launched a €1.4bn call to support sustainable transport projects under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

The funding will be for building missing connections across Europe between 2021 and 2027.

The fund is divided into two parts, the Cohesion envelope worth €650m and the General envelope worth €750.

The Cohesion Envelope is available to member states, including Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

The fund covers pre-identified projects such as railways, inland waterways, roads and maritime and inland ports worth €610m.

The remaining €40m is reserved for secure and safe infrastructure.

All the EU states can apply for the General Fund. The fund covers pre-identified projects such as railways, inland waterways, roads, maritime and inland ports which is worth €500m.

Out of that, €50m is reserved for deploying European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and €20m for secure and safe infrastructure.

The remaining funds include €20m for Intelligent Transport Services for road (ITS), €20m for Single European Sky – SESAR, €30m for the sea motorways and €110m for transport infrastructure for different areas of the Core Network.

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: “To accelerate decarbonisation and contribute to the completion of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), we are making full use of the resources available through the Connecting Europe Facility.

“These investments will support smart and sustainable mobility and better connect our citizens across Europe.”

The eligible projects can apply for the funding before 26 February next year.

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