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CBC: Belarus and Lithuania connected by bicycle paths and water routes

July 31, 2015

Thanks to an EU-funded cross-border cooperation project "Ecological Transport Uniting Neighbours", a new bicycle "Path of Health" in the Pyshki Forest Park has been opened in Grodno, Belarus.
 
In addition, a new facility for active leisure lovers with sheds for cooking meals, campfires, and garbage containers was opened to the public along the coastal line of the river Neman, where one can stop when kayaking.
 
As part of the project, the "Raygorod" cycling route (42km) and the "Neman" water route (51km) were marked out on the Belarusian-Lithuanian border. In the near future, both routes will become cross-border, connecting the two countries, and the cyclists and water tourists will be able to travel into the neighbouring countries.
 
The objective of the ENPI Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus CBC Programme is to enhance the cohesion of the cross border area through reducing regional disparities and securing economic and social welfare and cultural identity of its inhabitants. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
 
 
Read more
 
Press release
 
Project description
 
Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus CBC Programme - website 
 
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre webpage - CBC  
 
EU Neighbourhood Info Centre interview - Working across borders to bring people together 

    


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