Midway Alignment - Botnia Atlantica II (MABA II)
The aim of the MABA II project is to facilitate cross-border infrastructure investments in the BA region by producing background materials for the said purpose.
The project will perform the following measures: examination of the Kvarken ports' TEN-T status and Core links, investigation and analysis of the existing resources¿ current state, including the drafting of cross-border port statistics, in-depth Impact Analysis, follow-up and deepening of the regional and national developmental impacts of the new ferry and the strengthened Kvarken connection, analysis of the final ferry design, planning/tender documentation for the port and terminal areas and the new ferry, investigation of various financing alternatives, dissemination of knowledge and information, participation in seminars and exhibitions, and meetings with relevant national and EU-level authorities. These measures will be implemented in close collaboration with the region's authorities and economic life.
The goal of MABA II is to present by the end of the project well-prepared background materials, reports and analyses so that the development process of the east-west transport corridor can continue and the regional, national and EU-level authorities can make decisions regarding future measures. These goals are to be achieved by creating and producing reports and analyses regarding the Kvarken ports' TEN-T-status and TEN-T Core links, producing and presenting investigations about alternative financing options, and starting the planning work connected to the development of the port and terminal areas and the new ferry.
Project time: 15.9.2016-30.9.2019
Budget: 827 500 euros
Lead partner Kvarkenrådet, other project partners Infrastruktur i Umeå AB, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK