RARIS – Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia

Founders of RARIS:

  • Municipalities of Majdanpek, Kladovo, Bor, Knjaževac, Boljevac, Negotin and Sokobanja, the City of Zaječar,
  • Regional Chamber of Commerce Zaječar,
  • Strabag d.o.o.,
  • NGO “The Timok Club”,
  • Faculty of Management Zaječar

Objective of RARIS is to support development initiatives based on institutional networking and partnerships aiming at sustainable development of Eastern Serbia.

Activities for the establishment of the river line Belgrade - Đerdap continued

A meeting on the possibility of establishing of river traffic on the Belgrade - Đerdap route was held today in Velika Gradište, organized by RARIS.

RARIS prepared the "Analysis of the possibility of establishing river passenger traffic on the Belgrade-Djerdap route". This analysis is funded by the EU under the TRANSDANUBE project. Several different vessels have been analyzed which can transport more passengers in a short time interval and at an acceptable price. The optimal river line Belgrade / Veliko Gradište / Golubac / Donji Milanovac / Tekija was chosen as optimal.

Representatives of the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications - Tourism Sector, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Port Authority, Municipalities of Donje Podunavlje (Veliko Gradište, Golubac, Majdanpek, Kladovo and Negotin), Đerdap National Park, RARIS – Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia and RRA Braničevo attended the meeting while the Ministry of Transport - the Water Transport Sector, supported this initiative.

All of the meeting participants expressed the interest to intensify the activities on the establishment of the Belgrade - Đerdap River Line and an Operational Group was formed, which will continue to lead the project.