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An outlook to future
Experience with similar projects (particularly motorways), shows that the necessary preparation work is likely to be completed within 5 years. Construction work on Stages 1 and 1 b can therefore be launched in coming years. Some special works may be undertaken at any time previously, particularly in connection with projects for flood protection (Phase 1b) or in connection with the Bata canal reconstruction, modernization of existing hydro-technical infrastructure and maintain existing refrain from the rivers Morava and Oder and due to artificial flooding floodplain forests. New bridges crossing the waterway of the future should also be built in advance, the new highway and road projects. Bridges built in recent years, such as the motorway bridges of D47 over the Odra river or bypass of town of Uherske Hradiste over river Morava already have optimal height for water transport (at least 5.25 meters, optimally 7 meters).
Total time required to complete all phases is not explicitly stated. This period may be too long. In the early 20 century above Vodocestný law foresaw a period of 20 years to build the entire Austrian network (in which the concentration of D-0-L represent only a part). Before World War II agreement between the Czechoslovak Republic and Germany, allowed for a period of 6 years for construction related Danube-Oder. Modern technology could certainly shorten these times.
On the other hand, progress and speed of construction is closely associated with a range of financial resources and cash flow attainable. It will be necessary to design an optimal schedule, which will comply with all requirements.
Most work will be concentrated in the Czech Republic. The official position of this country is pretty crucial to the construction start date. From this perspective, can play a role in these facts:
1. Czech Republic is a signatory of AGN Agreement (UNECE). Is prepared to implement the merger of DOE, which is in accordance with this agreement - the DOE is one of the important missing links in the European network.
2. All planning documents in the Czech Republic, calculated with the route links DOL. This means that its implementation can be started immediately.
3. Government Decree No. 635/1996 the Minister of Transport to enter into negotiations with the relevant departments in neighboring states to prepare for stage 1a and 1b.
4. Government resolution No. 929 of 20 July 2009 requires the Minister of Transport, in cooperation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs examined the international level, the need průplavního links DOL, and to discuss corridor průplavního conjunction with DOE signatories AGN (UN / ECE), the Accession Treaty, the TEN-T and affected neighboring countries (Poland, Republic of Austria, the Slovak Republic and Federal Republic of Germany) and the European Commission, to assess the full European context the issue of its possible implementation, the transmission efficiency and investment performance of individual branches. Submit to the Government by 31 December 2010 information on the verification of the concentration at the international level.
Despite these facts, neither the Government Resolution No 145/2001 concerning the timing and financial provisions for the implementation of the development of transport network in 2010 did not refer the completion of these phases. The reason is clear: there is no plan for funding related to DOL, which would be in the interest of Europe, and not just Czech affairs. It follows that the project can be a means of funding considered a major and decisive win.
Proposal for a trans-European transport network from 30th of July 2009 counts with water corridor Danube-Oder-Elbe.