Project 30MILES aims at improving the overall service level and safety in small ports and waterfront. The problem is that there is no network of small ports with a good service level and enough piers for leisure boaters to visit. As better small ports increase the attractiveness of the region the project idea is to organize small ports into a cooperating network in the distance of every 30 miles. The environmental sustainability and green economy will be considered in all plans, recommendations, concepts and investments.
As a result of the project service level increases in 12 small ports in the Eastern Gulf of Finland. The new ring of ports create an attractive entity which is in the interest of boaters. The information about the services of the ports and accessibility is clearly presented. The improvements attract new businesses and investors, which in turn attract more visitors to the area.
30MILES partners are in Finland Kotka Maritime Research Association Merikotka, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Science, University of Helsinki, Cursor Ltd and Posintra Ltd. The partners in Estonia are Ida-Viru Enterprise Centre, Eisma Port, Viimsi municipality, Estonian Maritime Museum, Narva Department for City Development and Economy and Narva-Jõesuu municipality.
Associate partners are Lääne-Viru County Goverment from Estonian and Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation from Finland.
30MILES is funded by the Interreg Central Baltic 2014-2020 Programme and Regional Council of Southwest Finland. The project is also funded partially by the participating organizations in Finland and Estonia.
The cost estimate for this project is 3,3 million euros and implementation period is 1.9.2015-31.5.2018.
More information on the Interreg Central Baltic 2014-2020 Programme (http://centralbaltic.eu/programme).
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