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Romania: EUR 22.7 million EBRD loan for Galati Municipality to finance public transport optimisation, including new AFC system


The EBRD is considering providing a loan of up to RON 100 million ( EUR 22.7 million) to Galati Municipality  to finance key investments in the urban transport sector and related infrastructure including street rehabilitation, public transport optimisation through advanced traffic management, as well as support for the introduction of a new automated fare collection system.

Transition Impact Transition goals of the operation include the following:

-Framework for markets

Improving road management and maintenance by using performance-based contracting. Better value for money will be achieved by integrating multi-year maintenance activities into the urban road maintenance sector.

-Traffic Management Plan

Following an optimisation of the public transport route network to achieve operating cost savings, the new adaptive-controlled traffic management system focusing on public transport prioritisation will further enhance the attractiveness of the service for users.

-Private sector participation

A new integrated electronic ticketing system, to be carried out on an out-sourced basis, will be designed technically and prepared for tender using the Bank’s technical cooperation funds. The system is expected to be launched as a Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (“DBOM”) contract, with delivery and operational risk transferred to the private sector.

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