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EU continues support to Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor

Belgium: Up to now, the European Union (EU) has supported the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Transport Corridor (TRACECA) programme with technical assistance of almost EUR 170 million for 80 projects, announced the European Commission. In addition, the support includes a series of training sessions on the use of the TRACECA’s GIS database and models on traffic flows. 
The TRACECA programme was launched in 1993, to develop a transport corridor from Europe to China, via the Black Sea, the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea. The development of the TRACECA corridor is also based on the Basic Multilateral Agreement signed in 1998 by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. It has a permanent Secretariat in Baku, Azerbaijan. The cooperation framework covers the areas of maritime transport, aviation, road and rail, transport security and transport infrastructure.
The EU support to safety and security in transport resulted in the adoption of a TRACECA Regional Action Strategy on Maritime Safety and Security and an Environmental Protection and a Regional Road Safety Action Plan in November 2011.
Source: European Commission