About the TEM and TER Master Plan
The Master Plan has identified the backbone road and rail networks in those countries and presented a realistic investment strategy to gradually develop these networks. As many as 491 projects with an aggregate estimated cost of EUR 102 billion have been evaluated and prioritized. The implementation of such an investment plan would contribute to the economic growth of the countries concerned and to the well being of their populations, as well as assisting the integration and harmonization of transport within Europe and beyond.
The Master Plan provides a useful tool and framework for intergovernmental cooperation towards the coordinated development of coherent international transport infrastructure networks in Central, Eastern and South Eastern European countries, and their integration into the pan-European networks. With this Plan, TEM and TER Projects offered a substantial contribution to the extension of TEN-T; the practical implementation of Pan-European Transport Corridors; the promotion of intermodal operations and complementarity of transport modes; and assisted towards the provision of maximum effectiveness of transport infrastructure.
The UNECE TEM and TER Projects Steering Committees decided the revision of the Master plan and the elaboration of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of that revision. The UNECE Inland Transport Committee at its 68th, 69th and 70th sessions reiterated its support for these activities and invited the Steering Committees of the TEM and TER Projects, in close cooperation with the secretariat and the concerned Governments, to continue pursuing the follow-up actions recommended in the Master Plan, including monitoring of its implementation and its revision in 2008-2009.
* Participating countries were: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine.