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CORCAP – improvements of coordination among freight transport
The CORCAP project is focused on the improvement of the connectivity between German seaports and
Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The planning process started in 2019 and is expected to be
finalized until 2023. 10 partners from 4 countries (Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary)
are involved in the project. The total budget of the project in EUR is 2,5 million. The Central Europe
programme will cover the cost of EUR 2,1 million.
Orient/East-Med TEN-T corridor (OEM corridor) connects Central and South-East Europe. Due to the
emerging bottlenecks of the Dresden-Prague section and limited capacity along alternative TEN-T
corridors operated via the Vienna node the areas located along the OEM corridor are characterized by
regional disparities in multimodal accessibility for efficient freight transport.
The target objective of the project is the facilitation of effective and environmentally friendly freight
transport along the Rostock-Budapest section of the OEM corridor. New strategies and action plans will
help to capitalize the new opportunities for regional development and logistics and ease the
environmental impact by supporting the energy reduction and promoting environmentally friendly modes
of transport. Furthermore, the new railway will strengthen the relations between the Free State of
Saxony, the Usti Region and Prague.
The leading partner, the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior (SMI), will coordinate the project progress
and ensure the successful achievement of the project objectives. SMI will help to better understanding of
the effects of the new railway line and to intensify cooperation between stakeholders from transport,
logistics and regional development. In addition, new and innovative approaches for integration of
transport planning and spatial development will be formed.
Using better coordination of policies in the field of transport and spatial planning and better utilization of
existing infrastructures will lead to sustainable development and contribute to the goal to make cities and
regions in Central Europe better place to live and work.
Media information on project launch
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06 2019