EU transport policy and
      situation of Latvia



                                                    Kaspars Gerhards
...
Transport system of Latvia




MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
Transit part in total volume of transport transported by
                           rail


           Volume of railw ay c...
Cargo turnover in the ports of Latvia


        Cargo turnover in Latvian ports 1996-2009 thousand of
                    ...
Multimodal transport corridors


                            Moscow                   4
    1
             2
             ...
Transnational axes to neighboring countries
                                 Transport policy
                            ...
TEN-T program Investments


TEN-T projects in Latvia approved for total eligible costs of
 182 million EUR

TEN-T fundin...
EU Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013



  Total EU funds investment in Latvia 4,3 billion
   EUR


  Total EU...
Investments in infrastructure development

 Railway - Total investment of 186.4 mil EUR (EU funding of 130.5 mil
  EUR) -...
Border crossing
 Bottlenecks on European external border
EU and National Transport policy
 Strategic goal of the national transport policy (stated in the
  Transport Development ...
TEN-T policy revision (I)

  Latvia welcomes the concept of a dual layer
   planning network
   Latvia supports Nordic –...
TEN-T policy revision (II)
Latvia shares the opinion of the Commission that
 better coordination of different EU funding
...
Environment and transport

Natura 2000
     Latvia is engaged in Nature 2000 territory
      establishment. We request E...
Thank you for attention!



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Minister of Transport and Communications
of the Republic of Latvia at EP ECR group meeting in Riga, Latvia on September, 2010.

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  1. 1. EU transport policy and situation of Latvia Kaspars Gerhards Minister of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Latvia MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
  2. 2. Transport system of Latvia MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
  3. 3. Transit part in total volume of transport transported by rail Volume of railw ay cargo 1996-2009 thousands of tonns 60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 54861 51058 48731 35264 40100 52164 56061 41018 37857 33208 36412 48355 37884 53681 10000 0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
  4. 4. Cargo turnover in the ports of Latvia Cargo turnover in Latvian ports 1996-2009 thousand of tonns 63645 62434 61980 60042 59497 57400 56915 54755 70000 52292 51843 52155 50690 49026 45034 60000 50000 40000 30000 20000 10000 0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
  5. 5. Multimodal transport corridors Moscow 4 1 2 3 3a 5 1. Far East - Western Europe – Latvian ports – the Central regions of Russia 2. Central Europe – Latvian border – the Central regions of Russia 3. Latvian ports – Каzakhstan – Northwestern China 4. Far East– Trans Siberian trunk-line – Latvian ports 5. Far East– Black sea – Latvian ports -Scandinavia MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
  6. 6. Transnational axes to neighboring countries Transport policy document “Networks for peace and development. Extension of the major trans- European transport axes to the neighbouring countries and regions” accents significant role of Latvia as a gateway between EU and Russia (and further Far East and Asia) – the only direct channel from and to Russia lies via
  7. 7. TEN-T program Investments TEN-T projects in Latvia approved for total eligible costs of 182 million EUR TEN-T funding 43 million EUR (approved up to 2009) To be invested over periods 2004-2006 and 2007-2013:  railway (Rail Baltica) - works,  seaports (Riga, Ventspils, Liepāja) – studies,  roads (Riga Northern Transport Corridor; Viestura – Meža interchange) – studies. MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
  8. 8. EU Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund 2007-2013 Total EU funds investment in Latvia 4,3 billion EUR Total EU funds investment in Transport sector 1,16 billion EUR (27%) To be invested from 2007 to 2015 MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
  9. 9. Investments in infrastructure development  Railway - Total investment of 186.4 mil EUR (EU funding of 130.5 mil EUR) - All investments to be operational by 2013  Riga Freeport authority - Total investment of 184.650 mil EUR (EU financing 77.188 mil EUR) - To be operational by 2014  Liepaja port - Total investment of up to 56 mil EUR (EU funding 41.5 mil EUR) - To be operational by 2012  Ventspils port - Total investment of 88.1 mil EUR (EU financing 47.5 mil EUR) - To be operational by 2013  Riga International Airport - Total investment of up to 95 mil EUR (EU funding 58.5 mil EUR) - To be operational by end of 2013  Renewal of passenger train rolling stock - Total investment up to 205 mil EUR (EU funding 142 million EUR) - to be operational by 2015
  10. 10. Border crossing  Bottlenecks on European external border
  11. 11. EU and National Transport policy  Strategic goal of the national transport policy (stated in the Transport Development Guidelines; approved by the cabinet of Ministers 12.06.2007; updated 10.03.2010), is to provide a safe, efficient, multimodal, balanced, environmentally friendly and competitive transport system, integrated into the European transport system  Latvia supports the priorities set out by the European Commission for a better integration of transport modes and innovative technology development, thus improving the overall efficiency of the transport system.  Latvia believes that in the future more important will become European Union's common transport policy development, focusing on the East - especially to Russia and the Asian region.
  12. 12. TEN-T policy revision (I) Latvia welcomes the concept of a dual layer planning network  Latvia supports Nordic – Baltic Transport Ministerial meeting activities to establish common position for the Core TEN-T network of the Baltic Sea region; Latvia invites the Commission to start the direct discussion with Member States The future Core TEN-T network should be strategically linked with key infrastructure in third countries MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
  13. 13. TEN-T policy revision (II) Latvia shares the opinion of the Commission that better coordination of different EU funding instruments should be established; Different financing sources should also be used in order to ensure harmonized development along particular routes; However, proposed coordination of financial sources including TEN-T funds, Cohesion Funds, national funds and revenues from users is overstated. MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
  14. 14. Environment and transport Natura 2000  Latvia is engaged in Nature 2000 territory establishment. We request European Commission for balanced development of nature and transport interaction, by taking into account also social- economic aspects. Communication on a European Ports Policy (com (2007) 616)  Commission will issue guidelines on the application of the Community environment legislation to port development
  15. 15. Thank you for attention! 3, Gogola Str, LV 1743, Riga, Latvia satmin@sam.gov.lv www.sam.gov.lv www.transport.lv MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF

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