articles | 31 July 2014

EU supports two key TEN-T infrastructure projects in Cyprus

The European Commission will co-finance with a maximum potential support of around €8.8 million from the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Programme, 2 transport infrastructure projects taking place partially in Cyprus.

The projects have been selected under the 2013 TEN-T Programme Multi-Annual Call and will help bring forward the completion of the TEN-T network as well as studying innovative ways ofreducing the transport sector’s carbon footprint.

In the last Calls of the TEN-T Programme, the European Commission selected a total of 106 projects that will benefit from over €320 million in EU support for improving transport infrastructure across Europe.

The 52 projects selected from the 2013 Multi-Annual Call and the 54 from the 2013 Annual Call will use the EU’s financial support to bring forward the completion of the TEN-T network as well as studying innovative ways of reducing the transport sector’s carbon footprint.

European Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport, noted, "these key projects with European added value will contribute to delivering a complete transport network supporting seamless mobility of goods and people throughout the European Union".

The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union. Almost €8 billion was attributed by the EU to the TEN-T programme for 2007-2013, in order to support studies or works which contribute to its objectives.

The two projects taking place in Cyprus add to the other TEN-T projects, which are already taking place across the country for which the European Union is also granting its support.

They represent the joint commitment of the national authorities and the European Institutions to work together to improve transport infrastructure and ensure a better, safer and faster mobility for its citizens and businesses.

The projects will be monitored by the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), working together with the project beneficiaries across the Member States and under the auspices of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission.

Source: Famagusta Gazette

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