The LTSA will help its Armenian and Moldavian colleagues to ensure a safe and interoperable transport system

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2020 04 02

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Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration (LTSA) will implement two projects funded by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Support Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will help the Armenian and Moldavian institutions to improve their transport system.

“LTSA has been participating in development cooperation activities since 2018, and these two won projects will be another contribution of transport experts in strengthening the field of road, rail, maritime and civil aviation in the Eastern Partnership countries. Implementing these projects, we not only pass on our accumulated practical experience, but we can also see more critically from the side what can be improved in Lithuania, so it is a mutually beneficial cooperation” says LTSA Deputy Director and Project Manager Justas Rašomavičius.

We will continue to pass on our experience to Moldova

 

For the third year in a row, LTSA will implement the project “Safe and Interoperable Transport System in Moldova (III)” together with the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova. This project will be a continuation of the work already started, as in 2018 and 2019 LTSA implemented the projects “Safe and Interoperable Transport System in Moldova” and “Safe and Interoperable Transport System in Moldova (II)” in this country.

The successful implementation of these projects by LTSA experts proved their competence, therefore the Moldavian Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure expressed its desire to continue the cooperation and the initiated work.

The aim of the project “Safe and Interoperable Transport System in Moldova (III)” is to help regulate the least regulated areas in the Moldavian transport sector in accordance with Lithuanian good practice. Recommendations will be made on the proper implementation of the objectives set out in the EU-Moldova Association Agreement regarding the safety and interoperability of all 4 modes of transport. This year, LTSA experts will also consult on civil aviation issues.

During the project, the LTSA experts will share their experience in road, railway, maritime and civil aviation safety and interoperability, assist the responsible Moldavian transport authorities in preparing for the implementation of the tasks in the transport sector provided for in the Moldova Association Agreement, regulate other Moldavian transport sector regulation issues according to Lithuanian and EU best practice.

The project budget is 21,117 euros, and the activities will be implemented until 2021.

LTSA will cooperate with Armenia for the first time

The project "Safe Transport System in Armenia" will be implemented together with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia. This is the first development cooperation project implemented by LTSA in this Eastern Partnership country.

The need for cooperation and the objectives of the project were formed by the newly launched Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of Armenia and the Embassy of Armenia in Lithuania.

The main goal of the project is to help regulate the most problematic areas of Armenian transport sector in accordance with the good practice of Lithuania and EU by providing recommendations to Armenian transport institutions of how to implement tasks from EU-Armenia CEPA Agreement related to the assurance of safe, efficient and interoperable road and railway transport system.

During the project, LTSA experts will share their experience on road and rail transport safety and interoperability, help the responsible Armenian transport authorities in preparing for the implementation of the tasks in the transport sector provided for in the Armenia CEPA agreement, regulate other issues of regulation of the Armenian transport sector in accordance with the good practice of Lithuania and the EU.

The project budget is 15776 euros, and the activities will be implemented by October 1 this year.

 

Both projects are funded by the Development Cooperation and Democracy Support Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.

 

The activities of these projects are planned to start in April, if the unfavorable situation due to the COVID-19 virus in Lithuania and in the world allows it.