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Presentating the “FAIRway” project

2021. március 05., péntek 13:49

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Presentating the “FAIRway” project


In December 2014, the Ministers for Transport of the Danube countries adopted the Fairway Rehabilitation and Maintenance Master Plan in Brussels. The “FAIRway” project, supported by European Union funds, is the first step towards its realization, as well as the extension of the Master Plan on the Danube and its navigable tributaries.

Contents of the project

Provide an up-to-date, reliable and uniform information on shallows, water levels and advanced water level forecasting for the entire Danube section. These basic conditions are not only the basic elements of waterborne transport planning but also fundamentally determine the design and sustainability of the waterway and the related water sector planning processes. During the FAIRway project, the participating institutions  carried out the following tasks:

  • Develop standardized national progress schedules and pilot actions in order to implement the Master Plan
  • Purchase of advanced, internationally agreed equipment (eg riverbed survey vessel)
  • Implementation of pilot activities:
    • obtaining complete master data for critical sections
    • assessment and reporting of shipping conditions on a common basis
    • harmonized forecast
    • optimized fairway design
  • Introduction and application of forward-looking, modern processes
  • Preparation of the  establishing documentation required for the implementation of the further parts of the Master Plan

Project partners

  • Coordinating partner: viadonau (Austria),

Further partners:

Key data

  • Duration of implementation: July 2015 - June 2020
  • Total budget: EUR 23.4 million (Hungarian participation EUR 1.066 million)
  • EU co-financing (CEF): EUR 19.6 million

The FAIRway project was co-financed by the European Union “CEF - Connecting Europe Facility”.

The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the author. The European Union is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.


Animations FAIRway Danube (main)

Animations FAIRway Danube Hungarian

Information about the project can be found at this link:

Homepage - Fairway (

Translated by: Attila Kádár, International Department, General Directorate of Water Management of Hungary




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