|GP: Programme Complement to Sectoral Operational Programme - Transport 2007 - 2013 - Romania|
The present document is the Complement to the Sectoral Operational Programme Transport for the period 2007 – 2013 in Romania (SOP-T). It is an internal Romanian document, elaborated by the Managing Authority for the SOP-T, namely the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Tourism. The scope of this programme complement is to present: - a detailed description of the key areas of intervention for each priority axis under the SOP-T, - the breakdown of funds between these key areas of intervention, - detailed implementation arrangement such as the management structure, the principles for project selection, the mechanisms for co-financing, monitoring and evaluation indicators, promotion plan and the procedure to be used in order to modify the present Programme Complement. In addition, but with an indicative status only, the Programme Complement presents the project portfolio considered for financing under the SOP-T, at the time of its drafting. The present document is formally not required under the Council Regulation laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund. It therefore does not require to be negotiated with the European Commission. It however provides to the partners (beneficiaries, public authorities, professionals, trade unions, civil society, other Member States and to the public generally) a more detailed picture of the scope of the SOP-T and of the way in which it will assist the Romanian transport sector towards faster, safer and more efficient transport services.
BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME
The Sectoral Operational Programme Transport 2007 – 2013 and the Cohesion Policy
The Sectoral Operational Programme - Transport (SOPT) is one of seven operational programmes under the “Convergence” Objective. Through increasing and improving the quality of investment in physical capital, it aims at speeding up the convergence of Romania by improving conditions for growth and employment.
Chapters 1 and 2: Analysis of current situation and SWOT analysis
The core of the analysis has been performed mode by mode, in order to assess the following aspects:
Road traffic has been rapidly increasing over the last years: the average growth rate on the national roads is 3.7% / year since 2000.
By opposition to the road sector, rail traffic has known a severe decline over the last ten years. In 2005, it represented:
Maritime transport is concentrated on the port of Constanta, which has known a doubling of its traffic between 2000 and 2005, in line with the strong growth of Romania international trade.
Inter-modal transport is considered as being the “poor brother”, whereas it is in-between various institutions without a clear “champion”.