The Canal Seine-Nord Europe has a governance

The supervisory Board of the société du Canal Seine-Nord Europe met on Thursday, April 20, for the first time. He was elected Rémi Pauvros, member of parliament of the North to his presidency and Gérald Darmanin, vice-president of the regional council of the Hauts-de-France, to the vice-presidency.
The Seine-Nord Canal advance. The secretary of State in charge of Transport, Alain Vidalies, has welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the supervisory Board of the company for the project. It is Rémi Pauvros, the deputy of the North, which was brought to his head, while Gérald Darmanin, of the regional council of the Hauts-de-France, has been elected vice-president.
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The department is proud to have revived and reconfigured the project, “obtaining in particular in 2015, a european funding to the tune of 40 % of the cost of work for 2014-2019“. According to the cabinet of Alain Vidalies, the commitment of the State and local authorities have “allowed for the signing of the protocol of finance and governance on 13 march 2017“. The decree relating to the society of the Canal Seine-Nord Europe has been published in the Official Journal in the wake of this, on 30 march, marking a decisive stage in the realization of the project.


A site to 5.7 Bn €
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The first work will be initiated in the near future, as announced by Manuel Valls in November last, and as was confirmed by the head of State, on 5 April 2017. As a reminder, the infrastructure of inland waterway transport will follow in part the route of the current canal du Nord, between the valley of the Oise and the canal Dunkerque-Escaut. But its waterways will be brought to a width of 14-17 meters to 54 meters, in order to allow the passage and the crossing of convoys of stronger template. Many works of art have to be built, including six locks, and some sixty bridges by road or rail. The total budget will amount to 5.7 Bn €, of which 1.8 Bn € provided by the european Union, 1 Billion € by the State and 1 Bn € by the communities, more loans. The commissioning is expected for 2023.

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