The objective of the project is to facilitate the socioeconomic development of Latvia-Lithuania border areas, to increase the internal and external accessibility of border areas with the development and provision of public transportation services in the regions, as well as with the implementation and development of communication systems in the largest ports of both regions.
Main activities of the project are ,,Implementation and development of port communication systems’’ and elaboration of the study „Development of public transportation system’’.
First activity will be implemented in order to enhance port security level, provide effective electronic data register, storage and fast data exchange with other institutions as well as to fulfil EU recommendations on port security. It will include modernisation of navigation aid tools  in the Free Port of Ventspils, extension of the port geographic information system (GIS) in the Port of Klaipeda, implementation and development of Port Gate Control System (PGCS)  in the Ports of Liepāja and Klaipeda. This system is dedicated for collecting, storing and processing data on pedestrians and motor vehicles, entering and leaving the seaport area.
Study „Development of public transport system’’ will be elaborated with purpose to assess the development potential of cross-border public transportation service provision and to define the most efficient public transportation network and service level. Within Study it will be possible to obtain reliable data on passenger flows, need for public transportation services, situation analysis and passenger flow forecasts. Selection criteria for public transportation service providers and fee policy will be elaborated as well as cartographic materials with existing and potential public transportation routes.
Lead partner             Kurzeme Planning Region (LV)
Partners                      Zemgale Planning Region (LV)
                                    Latgale Planning Region (LV)
                                    Saldus Municipality (LV)
                                    MažeikiaiDistrict Municipal Administration (LT)
                                    Public Institution “Siauliai Region Development Agency” (LT)
                                    Klaipėda State Seaport Authority (LT)
                                    Liepaja Special Economical Zone authority (LV)
                                    Free port of Ventspils Authority (LV)
Duration                     10/2010 – 12/2011
Total budget               EUR 763466,67
co – financing             EUR 648946,67
Project managerEdvīns Drigins
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