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Implementation of River Information System on the Bulgarian part of the Danube river (BULRIS)
Start date: Dec 31, 2006, End date: Dec 30, 2013 PROJECT  FINISHED 

There is a prognosis for the increasing of the traffic intensity along the Danube river (TEN-T priority project 18). One of the components defined in the White Paper which will make the maritime transport more reliable, effective and accessible is the establishment of the highly effective communication system for the navigation assistance along the national maritime system.The river information system (RIS) concept aims at introduction of the information services, which will contribute the planning and the management of the traffic and the transport operations. The introduction of RIS will contribute not only to better traffic safety and efficiency but at the same time it will increase the efficiency and the safety of the transport operations.The project should achieve the following goals:• Establishment of the necessary infrastructure in 16 communication points along the Danube River• Establishment of River information center in Ruse• Expansion of the range of the services and the system• Implementation of new technologies and improvement of the systemObjectives:The general objective of the project is the harmonization of the traffic information services management on Inland Waterways.As EU Member-state Bulgaria has the obligation to establish a RIS system, which is a part of the trans-European network concerning the technical guidelines for the planning, implementation and operational use of river information services in order to ensure an effective and safe navigation on the inland waterways.Specific objectives:• Establishment of Telecommunication infrastructure of the RIS in the Bulgarian part of the Danube River – BULRIS, which should ensure full and permanent date and voice traffic from Florentin station to Silistra station and the RIS Center• Establishing conditions for interaction with other information systems, servicing the other modes of transport• Construction of a modern building for the RIS Center in Bulgaria
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