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Romania's TTS to get EU co-financing for 4.8 mln euro Giurgiu port upgrade

Romania's TTS to get EU co-financing for 4.8 mln euro Giurgiu port upgrade Romania's Giurgiu port Source: CN APDF SA Giurgiu

BUCHAREST (Romania), June 27 (SeeNews) - Romanian freight forwarder Transport Trade Services [BSE:TTS] said on Monday it will receive EU co-financing for a 23.88 million lei ($5.09 million/ 4.83 million euro) investment to modernize the infrastructure of the Danube river port of Giurgiu.

Some 12.2 million lei of the total cost of the project will be covered from the EU Cohesion Fund, under the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme 2014-2020 for projects to improve port infrastructure and superstructure located on the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T Core, TTS said in a filing to the Bucharest Stock Exchange, BVB.

Some 2.15 million lei will be provided from the state budget, while the remaining 9.5 million lei will be covered from the TTS' own funds.

The project consists in an upgrade of the port's platform, utilities, access roads in the Ramadan area, behind Berths 1 and 2, where TTs operates.

TTS, founded in 1997, is the parent company of TTS Group, a provider of integrated logistics services on the Danube. The group is active in nine countries in freight forwarding, inland waterway transport, port operations, as well as other related activities, covering over 100 ports and port terminals.

At Giurgiu port, the company offers storage and trans-shipment operations from its own terminal.

As at 1159 CET on Monday, TTS shares traded 0.42% higher at 9.48 lei on the BVB.

(1 euro=4.9459 lei)

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