We have signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of road sector between the Polish General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways and the Lithuanian Road Administration.
The goal of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Cross-border Cooperation Programme is to promote development seeking a sustainable, competitive and territorially integrated Baltic Sea region by uniting the potential of different countries.
In March 2010, the Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Communications (hereinafter referred to as the Road Administration) together with partners from Latvia, Estonia and Sweden prepared and submitted an application to the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 (according to the 3rd invitation). The programme territory: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Northern Germany, Western Belarus, Western Russia and Norway.
On 9-10 June 2010, the first projects under the 3rd invitation were approved at the meeting of the Monitoring Committee held in Finland.
On 25 October 2010, the Grand Contract for the implementation of project #49, Improving Road Infrastructure Safety in the Baltic Sea Region, BALTRIS of the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013, between the leading partner Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Communication and Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein, Fleethörn 29-31, 24103 Kiel, Germany, was signed.
The goal of the international project Improving Road Infrastructure Safety in the Baltic Sea Region BALTRIS is to develop, to test and to introduce the procedures provided for in the directive 2008/96/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on road infrastructure safety management (road safety impact assessments, road safety audits, establishment of safely levels, safety inspections), to prepare procedure manuals and good practice guidelines as well as to train qualified specialists.
Project partners: the Lithuanian Road Administration under the Ministry of Communications (project leader), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Estonian Road Administration, Tallinn University of Technology, Swedish Transport Administration, Lund University (Sweden) and Riga Technical University.