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Untapped Danube

A RECENT study called the Danube Axis, elaborated by the OECD, maintains that the Danube River offers a lot of untapped potential for exports as well as the development of cities that lie along it.

A RECENT study called the Danube Axis, elaborated by the OECD, maintains that the Danube River offers a lot of untapped potential for exports as well as the development of cities that lie along it.

The study, conducted in cooperation with the cities of Bratislava, Komárno and Štúrovo, as well as significant business entities, was presented at the international conference entitled the Danube Axis – Port Cities and Danube Region Development in Bratislava, on October 11, organised by the Slovak Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The study comprehensively evaluates the strategic development potential of ports in Bratislava, Komárno and Štúrovo in the Danube region and compares the competitiveness of central European ports with other inland and naval ports in the world. It highlights the export potential of these cities through ports and logistics centres of multimodal transport via the economically and ecologically most effective transport.

“The Danube is the longest river in the European Union and the second longest river in Europe,” said Peter Javorčík, state secretary of the Foreign Ministry, as cited on the ministry’s website. “It interconnects us, Europeans, and since time immemorial also provides us with contacts beyond the Old Continent borders.”

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