Press Release November 2018

2,360 Meters of Streets Rehabilitated in Jimbolia, under the Project ”Improvement of Banat Connectivity”. Works Performed: November 2018 – August 2019

In August 2017, we started implementing the project entitled ”Improvement of Banat Connectivity”, financed by the European Union under the INTERREG IPA Romania – Serbia Cross-Border Cooperation Program, and co-financed by the states taking part in this program; the project involves four partners: the Serbian Public Road Administration – the Project Leader, the localities Jimbolia of Romania, Kikinda of Serbia and the Banat Regional Social-Economic Development Association in Serbia.

The main aim of the project is the contribution brought to an increased mobility within the eligible cross-border area, by improving quality standard in public transport and by setting up several cross-border cooperation structures. To this end, the Romanian partner shall rehabilitate the streets adjacent to the National Road 59 C in Jimbolia, as this road leads to the border crossing Nakovo – Lunga; property access roads shall also be built. The rehabilitated sections, with a total length of 2,360 meters, shall be the following:

•          Calea Mărășești – between Calea Kikindei and str. Basarabia – 969 m

•          Str. Ioan Slavici – between str. Republicii and str. Spre Vest – 860 m

•          Str. Liviu Rebreanu – between str. Peter Jung and str. Spre Vest– 531 m

The contract for the performance of works for ”Rehabilitation of the Streets Adjacent to the National Road 59 C in Jimbolia” was signed, and the selected company is SC Group D.C.M. SRL, based in Timiș county. Rehabilitation works shall commence in November, with a view to completion in August 2019.

As to the setup of cross-border cooperation structures, the Cross-Border Cooperation Network was created, involving 25 stakeholders from the public, private and NGO sectors in Romania, and 25 in Serbia. The process of signing the Memorandums of Understanding is underway. The setup and functionality of the network shall improve cooperation in all fields of life and work of the inhabitants in the cross-border area. The Network shall also support the use of new opportunities in the field of quality standards for public transport and mobility.