Municipality of Silistra

Official address Simeon Veliki 33, Silistra, 7500 Bulgaria
Phone (359) 86 816 259
Fax (359) 86 823 343
e-mail mayor [at] silistra [dot] bg
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Waterway transport is of crucial importance to Silistra, middle-sized Danube port city of regional & national importance. The Transport Development Strategy of the Republic of Bulgaria to 2015 is aimed at developing large national ports, so the needs & potential of smaller Danube ports are not duly considered. Therefore, the Municipality has set out in its Development Plan 2007-13, which provides the framework for municipal intervention, the following measures, amongst others: better utilization of given capacities of the port, modernization of the cargo port of Silistra; infrastructural developments, better consideration of environmental issues, identification of ways to integrate the port areas into the urban structure of the city and more intensive international cooperation. Silistra is not classified as a port of international importance, but it has considerable economic development potentials through the optimal utilisation of its port capacities, with a strong national support.

In order to achieve its objectives, Silistra is seeking cooperation with other similar port cities, whose experience it can benefit from and with whom it can jointly find solutions to common problems, as means to foster a harmonized development and become part of a network of port cities. More specifically, the city wishes to benefit from DaHar to have a needs assessment based master plan on urban-port-environmental planning.

The Municipality will participate in thematic group 2 on enhancing hinterland connections related to transport linkages between inland waterways and road & rail, as well as in thematic group 5 regarding navigability & environmental protection