Enhancing the cooperation with SEETO

A meeting of the SEETO (South Eastern Europe Transport Observatory) representatives, led by Ms. Slavjanka Petruševa, General Manager, with Dr. Dejan Komatina, Secretary of the Sava Commission, was held on October 28, 2008, at the premises of SEETO in Belgrade.

Possibilities to enhance the cooperation between the SEETO and the Sava Commission were discussed at the meeting. It was agreed to incorporate the information on relevant activities of the Sava Commission into the SEETO Multi-annual Plan for the period 2009-2013. The emphasis will be on the activities to follow the recently finalized Feasibility Study on Rehabilitation and Development of Navigation on the Sava River, as well as the follow-up activities to the Joint Statement on Guiding Principles for the Development of Inland Navigation and Environmental Protection in the Danube River Basin.

Data on the Feasibility Study will be incorporated into the SEETO information system, as well. Further steps of the Sava Commission, related to the rehabilitation and development of navigation on the Sava River, will be supported by the SEETO, especially in terms of approach to the international financial institutions.