Common actions for flood prevention in the cross-border region

Project code:CB006.1.12.042
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.2 Prevention and mitigation of consequences of natural and man-caused disasters of cross-border dimension and impact
Type of project:Investment
Project duration in months:18
Project final contract amount:390745.79 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.04.2018
Project intervention field:087 Adaptation to climate change measures and prevention and management of climate related risks e.g. erosion, fires, flooding, storms and drought, including awareness raising, civil protection and disaster management systems and infrastructures
Project summary:

On the territory of the project partners – Municipality of Rankovce and Municipality of Bobov dol is identified a common problem – frequent floods are seen caused by sectors in bad conditions of Goreshtitsa river in Bobov dol and Golem Dol in Rankovce causing problems and damage to the population of both municipalities. The current project proposes a common approach for tackling with the issue – similar investment measures on the riverbeds in both municipalities and conduct of awareness-raising campaigns among children after elaboration of a Joint strategy and methodology for environmental protection and flood prevention.
The main project result are: implemented construction works on Golem Dol in municipality of Rankovce - Phase 1 from km 0+000.00 to km 0+441.46, implemented measures for flood risk prevention and raised security from floods in municipality of Rankovce; implemented construction works on the shores of Goreshtitsa river – performed cleaning of the bed of Goreshtitsa river and placing of retaining walls, implemented measures for flood risk prevention and raised security from floods in municipality of Rankovce; elaborated trilingual Joint strategy and methodology for environmental protection and flood prevention (in English, Macedonian and Bulgarian language) and
conducted awareness-raising campaigns among children in schools in Rankovce and Bobov dol.
The project can be further developed in subsequent projects for prevention of flood risks in other parts of the rivers, also with different initiatives part of the municipals’ policies for prevention of other types of disasters – fires, earthquakes, etc.

 

Partners

Leading partner
Municipality of Rankovce
North-East region
PP2
Municipality of Bobov dol
Kyustendil