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1 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) From expectations to contributions towards Rail Baltica development in Kaunas City and Region Dr. Vygintas Grinis Kaunas city municipal administration 2011/11/24, Vilnius

2 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Content of the presentation: 1.The standpoint of the City of Kaunas towards Rail Baltica development; 2.The expectations of the city regarding the possible benefits from Rail Baltica; 3.The possible contributions that the city would be ready to provide towards the development- what can the city do to support Rail Baltica development. City cooperation.

3 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) 3 The standpoint of the City of Kaunas towards Rail Baltica development: Territory: Kaunas city- 157 km 2 Kaunas district – 1496 km 2 Inhabitants: Kaunas city- 337 thousand Kaunas district - 90,2 thousand

4 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) I stage II stage Kaunas int. airoport Kaunas FEZ Importance of Rail Baltica for development of Kaunas region

5 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Kaunas – transport modes hub of Lithuania Road: Interconnection point of “Via Baltica” and Minsk- Klaipeda, Kaliningrad roads; Water: Connection from Kaunas city to Baltic Sea by Nemunas river; Sport and culture: “Žalgiris” Sport and entertainment arena - largest, most modern and most spacious venue in the Baltic countries, space m2, seats for sport events , seats for concerts

6 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Kaunas – transport modes hub of Lithuania Air: Kaunas International airport, 3250 x 45 m, 4E Active operational zone - passengers from Lithuania, Latvia, Belorussia, Kaliningrad area, North part of Poland; Direct flights to 19 airports of Europe, carried passengers during 2010, increase 10% of passengers and 5% of flights during months; First established base of “Ryanair” in Central and East Europe with 2 aircrafts since 2010 May. In 2012 next expansion: after centers in UK and Germany to establish maintenance and service center in Kaunas (€ 3,5 M); Cargo: 4449 T in 2010, logistics companies (DHL, UPS, UAB "Hoptransa“). 6

7 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Rail: Interconnection point of corridors 7

8 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) 8 Palemono VLC Kauno gel.stotis

9 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Cooperation in RBGC project 9 Kaunas municipality associated members in Lithuania: Kaunas region municipality; JSC “Lithuanian rails”; CSC “Kaunas FEZ management company”; Kaunas University of Technology; VGTU (autonomous partner of the project).

10 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Expectations regarding the possible benefits from RBGC – WP6 Feasibility study of Kaunas Public Logistic Terminal: influence to economical and social development of Kaunas city and Region; legal status and management model; links between 3 freight terminals (in Palemonas, Kaunas Free economic zone and International airport); interoperability with RBGC LC and Intermodal terminals.

11 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Kaunas international airport Kaunas railway station, Palemonas roads network Kaunas PLC intermodal terminal and logistic park Kaunas PLC intermodal terminal and logistic park Kaunas PLC logistic park Kaunas PLC logistic park Vilnius-Kaunas- Klaipėda road (A1)

12 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) 12 Expectations regarding the possible benefits from RBGC – WP7 Kaunas Railway station connectivity and area development: study of passenger’s flows between Kaunas Railway station and International airport; detail or /and technical planning of Kaunas Railway station surroundings (PT stops, parking areas).

13 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) 13 P Kauno gel.stotis

14 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) The possible contributions that the city would be ready to provide towards the RB development 14 Fulfill feasibility study of Kaunas Public Logistic Terminal and interoperability along RB; Give input to promotion campaign for global trade flows in RB route; Organize Regional round-table conferences; Give input to creation of Rail Baltica Growth Strategy and Action Programs; Give input to creation of Rail Baltica Memorandum; Fulfill documents of Kaunas Railway station connectivity and area development.

15 Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) Thanks


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