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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Agency for Reconstruction Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Fund for National and Regional Roads Macedonia 180.888 A: 304 MD B: 70% European Agency for Reconstruction Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Fund for National and Regional Roads CARDS 10.10.2006 - 10.05.2007 Available upon request

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS IN ELABORATING A DRAFT NATIONAL TRANSPORT STRATEGY IN THE ROAD SECTOR

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Global objectives
To enhance the economic and social development in the country through

  • the elaboration of an investment portfolio in the areas of transport and environment and to improve the investment climate in the transport sector by bringing the institutional arrangements closer to EU standards.
  • improved transport infrastructure, by elaborating a National Transport Strategy and improving the management capacities of the national authorities

Specific objectives
To build up the capacity of the MoTC in preparing the National Transport Strategy

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Outputs:

Phase 1:

  • Inception report:
  • Inception Report including all the deliverables (outputs, strategies, analyses, LFAs)

Phase 2:

  • First draft overview of the current status of affairs in the transport sector and first draft of the National Transport strategy

Phase 3:

  • Draft NTS

In regard on the methodology on drafting a NTS:
Inventory existing methodology for drafting National Strategies  in the road sector; Inventory of existing (feasibility) studies in the road sector; Development of methodology for design of the National Strategy; Development and establishment of coordination / consultation structure ensuring participation of all key stakeholders – including EU institutions; Training of key staff in all key elements of the methodology designed.

In regard of developing a draft NTS
Plan and agreed upon the drafting process; Collated existing information; Ensured participation of key stakeholders; Prepared draft version of (chapters of ) the final report for discussion by the relevant stakeholders; Consolidated all selected contributions into draft final report; Implemented relevant studies/assessments – including an appropriate evaluation of advantages of the geopolitical position of the country as a part of European network of major transport routes

  • Ensured inclusion of the following elements:
    • Quality Improvement and Organisational Strategy
    • Rehabilitation and Expansion Strategy
    • Maintenance Strategy
    • Control and Awareness Strategy