The Kick-off meeting of the project Dock-Bi – “Development Of Connections between the Key ports of Brindisi and Igoumenitsa”, co-funded by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020 with a budget of 2.785.000 euro, was held on 8th February at the premises of ASI Consortium of Brindisi (Puglia).
The ASI Consortium of Brindisi is the lead beneficiary of this project in cooperation with two Italian partners, the Southern Adriatic Sea Port Authority and the Municipality of Brindisi– and two Greek partners- the Igoumenitsa Port Authority and the Municipality of Igoumenitsa.
Dock-Bi, financed under Priority Axis 3 – Multimodal Sustainable Transport System – of the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy Programme 2014-2020, is an infrastructural project aimed at upgrading port areas and cross-border ferry connectivity between the key ports of Brindisi and Igoumenitsa, through implementing strategic infrastructural interventions in order to boost maritime transport and improve accessibility and integration with ports’ adjacent areas.
Thanks to this project, the parking area for trucks and cars in transit to and from Greece will be renovated at Costa Morena in Brindisi; also, the transit area in Costa Morena port gate will be redeveloped and the access roads to the ferry port area will be improved. Furthermore, the third passenger terminal of Igoumenitsa Port will be completed and the street lighting at the main roads around Igoumenitsa port will be upgraded. This innovative approach in dealing with the integration of transport modality in the involved areas, will be a growth driver for Puglia and Greece.
Dock-Bi is one of the 51 projects funded under the first call of the European Territorial Cooperation Programme Interreg V-A Greece-Italy 2014-2020.
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