Law No. 124 Of 9 December 1994

Original Language Title:  LEGE nr. 124 din 9 decembrie 1994

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Law No 124 of 9 December 1994 on the ratification of the agreement between the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (C.E.E./O.N.U.) and Governments participating in the project "the Trans-European Railway (TER)" concerning cooperation fund and lending, signed at Geneva on 17 December 1992 PARLIAMENT ISSUING published in MONITORUL OFICIAL NR. 351 of 19 December 1994, the Romanian Parliament adopts this law.

Article 1 shall ratify the agreement between the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (C.E.E./O.N.U) and Governments participating in the project "the Trans-European Railway (TER)" concerning cooperation fund and lending, signed at Geneva on 17 December 1992.

Article 2 the contribution of Romania to the Fund referred to in article 1. 1 is 10,000 dollars annually for a S.U.A. 5 year period (1993-1997) and will be paid through the Ministry of transport. To this end, the equivalent in lei of contribution payable by the Government will be granted annually from the State budget to the Ministry of transport, which will ensure the management of the said amounts, according to the law.
This law was adopted by the Senate at its meeting on 21 November 1994, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
p. SENATE CHAIRMAN ION SADANI this law was adopted by the Chamber of deputies at its meeting on 21 November 1994, in compliance with the provisions of art. 74 para. (2) of the Constitution of Romania.
PRESIDENT of the CHAMBER of DEPUTIES ADRIAN NASTASE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE on the TRANS-European RAILWAY (TER) co-operation Fund Agreement and loaning *) the Agreement between the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (C.E.E.), on the one hand, and Governments participating in the THIRD, on the other hand, who have agreed as follows: Article 1 purpose of agreement the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations and Governments participating in the THIRD , hereinafter referred to as the participating Governments have agreed to cooperate in the implementation of a project entitled ' Trans-European Railway (TER) ", hereinafter referred to as project, whose description is presented in annex II. Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations and the participating Governments agreed that the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations to be the Executive Agency for the project.

Article 2 the participating Governments will contribute funds to cover the cost of the project, as follows: Article 3 the Executive Agency will be responsible for managing the funds submitted by the participating Governments in order to cover the costs of the project, in accordance with the terms of this agreement and on the basis of the rulings of the Board of Directors of TER, concerning the work programme and the budget.
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will transfer the functions of the secretariat also subsequently entrusted to it under this agreement, as may be established by the parties.

Article 4 1. Each participating Government will make available to the United Nations, as described in paragraph 2 below, the amount of 10,000 $ annually, supplemented, where necessary, with additional contributions from any other source, and the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will utilize these funds to bear the costs of the project as it looks in the annex.
2. each participating Government will deposit the funds mentioned above, in convertible currencies with unlimited usage, to an account designated by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations to the Swiss Banking Corporation, postal box 2770, CH 1211 Geneva 2, not later than the month of January of each year.
3. The Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will establish a Fund lending rules and financial regulations of the United Nations to receive and administer the funds.
4. Loan Fund and the activities financed therefrom shall be administered by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations in accordance with the regulations, rules and directives applicable to the United Nations. According to them, the staff will be undertaken and coordinated; will be procured equipment, supplies and services; contracts shall be concluded in accordance with the provisions of those regulations, rules and directives.
5. All accounts and financial statements shall be expressed in dollars S.U.A.

Article 5 1. Credit Fund shall bear the costs of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations to carry out project activities in accordance with this agreement.
2. loan fund will support and an amount representing 13% of all expenditures made from the loan fund, which will be the fee for services in support of the programme, provided by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations in implementing the project funded by the lending Fund.
3. loan fund will support and an amount equivalent to the one (1) percentage of the remuneration or net salary of those employed by the Executive Agency and whose work is financed from the loan fund, to provide a reserve to cover any request concerning death, accident or sickness occurring during the service, according to the regulations, rules or agreements applicable within the United Nations reserve that cannot be refunded to the Governments taking part.

Article 6 1. Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will start and will continue to conduct operations under the agreement upon receipt of contributions.
2. The Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will not make any commitment over specified amounts to be spent on the project. 3. In case of any expenditure or if the amount of the annual contributions set out in art. 4 paragraph 1 is insufficient to cover the cost of the project, the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will submit to the participating Governments an extra budget which will indicate what further funding will be required. If this is not possible such future funding, support provided for a project under this agreement may be reduced or, if necessary, can be sistata by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations. In any case, the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will not accept any responsibility whatsoever for the funds over the Fund's lending.

Article 7 Right of ownership of equipment, supplies and other goods financed from this loan will fund the United Nations. Denunciation or termination of the agreement, the issue of property will be the subject of consultations between the participating Governments and the Executive Agency.

Article 8 assessment of project activities funded from this Fund lending, will be conducted jointly by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations and the participating Governments periodically, in case of necessity.

Article 9 This loan fund will respect the exclusive accounting procedures, internal and external, as provided for in the regulations, rules and directives of the United Nations.

Article 10 Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will make available to participating Governments following statements and reports prepared in accordance with United Nations accounting procedures and reporting: the annual financial statement) a indicind income, expenditure, assets and liabilities as at 31 December each year, relating to funds provided by donor Government;

b) a final report and a final financial statement within a period of 6 months from the date of expiration or termination of this agreement.

Article 11 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations, in consultation with the Management Committee of the TER, it will notify the participating Governments when, after his opinion, have been achieved the purposes for which it was established credit fund. The date of such notification will be deemed to be the date of expiry of this agreement, under the condition of continuing validity of art. 14, for purposes mentioned in it.

Article 12 any Member State of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations, as well as States having consultative status vis-à-vis the Commission and regional economic integration organizations constituted by sovereign States members of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations, which have competence in the fields covered by this agreement, wishing to participate in the project and, in consequence, to this agreement It must notify the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations. It will forward a copy of this notification to the Governments taking part.
If the Executive Secretary does not receive, within 90 days of the notification of objections to the parties, the intention of participation, State or organization concerned will become a Contracting Party to the agreement, provided that the obligations, inter alia, those listed in article 1. 1. The Executive Secretary will inform Parties accordingly.

Article 13 This agreement may be denounced by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations or by the participating Governments by note written by the other party within 30 days, provided that article 3. 10 be still in force.

Article 14 denunciation or expiration of this agreement in accordance with art. or of article 11. 13, the funds will continue to be held by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations until such time as all the expenses incurred by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations have been paid from such funds. After this, any surplus remaining in the Fund's lending will be used in accordance with those indicated by the participating Governments.

Article 15 This agreement shall be open for signature by all States TER. He will come into force after signature by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations and the Governments of the following participants: Hungary, Romania and Turkey.
In witness whereof, the undersigned, duly authorised thereto, have signed this agreement in English, in two copies, in Geneva, on 17 December 1992.
The Turkish Government Government Government of Hungary's Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations Appendix 1 cooperative agreement for rail transport (TER) for the years 1992-1996, Governments considering the draft document the TER (Trans-European Railways), taking into account the existing bilateral and multilateral agreements in the fields of rail and combined transport, in particular the european agreement on main international railway lines (AGC) and the european agreement on important international lines and related installations (AGTC) developed in the framework of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations, eager to facilitate and develop international railway and combined transport between and through their countries and between them and other European countries, wishing to improve the quality and efficiency of transport operations, aware of the new East-West orientation of the demand for transport is likely to arise from deeper changes in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe Recalling the Declaration of the Pan-European transport Conference, Prague, 29-31 October 1991, having regard to the resolution of the Conference of the Baltic to Ministers of transport, Sczecin, 17-18 March 1992, they agree to cooperate in endeavor to implement within the AGTC and the AGC Agreements of the Trans-European railway project (TER), in accordance with the following provisions: i. Project TER TER Project consists of a series of objectives and actions that you execute that are established in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of international rail and combined transport, transport of passengers and goods on the main lines of the following countries: Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yugoslavia.
Although these lines do not constitute the whole of the railway network of the countries above, but only a small number of them, they nevertheless constitute a railway network called proceeding further TER network.
TER network includes not only North-South corridor, but also East-West lines that have been added to you account of new developments and integration processes in the region.
TER project is all about decoupling network He consider as well, and the equipment and installations relating to combined transport in their countries.
II. objectives the general objective of the project is to develop a THIRD system of combined transport and the railway efficiently and coherently between the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and between these countries and the rest of European countries.
Thanks to efficient and competitive services, the TER system must be attractive to customers, both passengers and freight, transport and absorb an importance part of international transport market, from and to Central and Eastern Europe, thus easing the crowded and reducing environmental and safety on the main international roads in these countries.
The specific objectives are: a. infrastructure development except for a few small sections, structure of Network Physics TER already exists. Yet infrastructure standards are far below those indicated in the AGC and AGTC agreements.
The objective in this area is, therefore, mainly the lifting of the existing infrastructure to the level determined in these agreements. As regards the appropriate combined transport installations, the objective is to modernize what exists, to develop new ones and be equipped with suitable equipment.
B. transport equipment transport Equipment (locomotives, rolling stock, signalling and telecommunications equipment, etc.) does not correspond, in many cases, today's performance. Because of this goal is replacing it with a new equipment, according to a plan showing the priorities. Special attention should be given to the necessary harmonisation-at least at the level of compatibility of equipment-adopted by different countries.
C. Adaptation management organisation geared towards market the railways no longer hold the dominant position they had in the past. Market economies, transport has failed to provide door to door ("door to door") and full-term deliveries ("just-in-time") required by today's customers and their share of the transport market has become much more importance than that of railway transport. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as a consequence of a fundamentally different approach, railroads have been able to retain its most powerful position compared to other modes of transport. However recent developments in those countries and the adoption of the principles of the market economy will lead to a strong and rapid development of road transport. Already as a consequence of this development and the recession that followed the start of the transition period, rail traffic declined rapidly. If this situation continues, Governments will have to make soon face very serious problems.
The ultimate objective is to endow the railway companies with a management and organization, efficiency and market orientation and to be able to ensure a transition to a new lina balance of modes of transport in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe in particular, increased attention should be given to combined transport. Road benefits from transport terminal must be combined with the environmental advantages of rail and safe throughout the route, in order to ensure efficient combined transport services. Part of the railway service must remain effective and appropriate quality.
Border crossing procedures should be simplified. Railway companies must adopt a commercial orientation. In order to achieve this goal, the management must be trained accordingly.
III. immediate Actions 1. Starting from the present status of the TER, the elaboration of a programme of emergency short term to curb the drastic decrease in traffic. This schedule must identify the axes to be upgraded CF main counter-attack facilities (which must be urgently removed) and the missing links, in particular in East-West direction, the most urgent needs of the equipment (for example: railroad cars and equipment for combined transport, etc.) and most urgent organizational measures to be taken. These should include the development of combined transport, facilitate the transition and training of border trade. It should also be made of the required investments and to establish an appreciation of the priorities.
2. Inventory of existing studies of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, development of new ones for major infrastructure works and most urgent, including traffic forecasts and cost/benefit analysis.
3. Elaboration of a development plan which will include measures in the short term, medium and long term.
IV. regular Activities 1. -Establishment and development of infrastructure network modernization TER, including the East-West links;
-identification of the great counter-attack and missing links, as well as the corresponding infrastructure works to be undertaken, including border points.
Setting priorities:-preparation of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies based on economic criteria;
-design and construction planning was staggering;
2. the development of combined transport-the collection of data on the traffic flows of all modes of transport. Identification of the major international flows of road freight through, from and to network TER;
-studies for the establishment of combined transport alternatives solutions, from and to network TER;
-identification of obstacles to the development of international and combined transport, including the lack of transfer terminals, special wagons, containers and mobile boxes etc.;
-proposals for removing these obstacles;
-setting priorities on the basis of proposals from the cost/benefit analysis;
-consideration of the possibilities of developing combined transport of dangerous goods.
3. Training seminars and workshops for management oriented towards the market and other commercial issues, the use of computers in rail, CAD, etc.
4. Improving the efficiency of railway-identify major barriers (other than infrastructure) efficiency of rail transport-level TER, including seniority or incompatibility of rolling stock, locomotives and signalling and telecommunications equipment, delays in crossing the border, to adapt rail transport regulations etc.
-Proposals for eliminating these obstacles.
-Establish priorities based on cost/benefit analysis.
5. Establishment of a database concerning multimodal transport-data on traffic flows and forecasts (intermodala approach).
-Technical and operational for routes and stations.
-Data on border stations.
-Data concerning the train-ferry links.
V. TER Budget to cover expenses required for the realization of activities outlined in the work programmes, annual budgets, to be determined by the Management Committee, based on the following:

1. resources of nature) contributions in cash and in member countries.

(b) Contributions in cash) and/or in nature from other international organizations, national bodies and/or private and from non-member countries.

The participating countries shall ensure that the contribution in nature, so as to cover all costs for the accomplishment of all the tasks arising from the work plans as part of national activities of the project (for example: providing and analyzing data, providing studies, experts).
2. Main types of Expenses expenses for the coordination of the project are listed on the budget tab.
Participating countries will continue to pay the salaries of local contributions for social welfare and other national staff remunerations, both those working within each of the countries for the project, as well as when such personnel is delegated to attend meetings, courses etc. Special articles study included in the work programme and allocated to certain countries will be financed by the budget of the project.
Vi. central Office Location of the project the project central office is located in Budapest.
VII. Executive Agency Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations will be invited to continue as Executive Agency.

Annex 1 (a) the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 1. The Management Committee shall be the highest decision-making body of the TER. It shall be composed of representatives nominated by Member State Governments TER, preferably at ministerial level and/or directorial. He must determine the policy project and the General measures to be taken concerning the activities of the TER, and make decisions by common accord.
2. The functions of the Management Committee will include: a) the establishment of any subordinate bodies deemed necessary b) elaboration of instructions for the project manager or any subordinate body c) approving work d) adoption of the reports of the Group of national coordinators TER s) adoption of the budget and financial reports in their execution f) to examine any matter relating to the activities of the TER g) TER network Approval 3. The rules of procedure of the Steering Committee are as follows: i. Regulation 1 Sessions Management Committee shall keep a regular session per year, while the date and venue to be determined by him.
Rule 2 Special Sessions will be held in accordance with the decision of the Committee, or in the session at the request of either of the following: a) any Member, with the support of the other 3 members;

b) Project Director, with the support of three members.

Rule 3 All meetings of the Committee should be terminated, unless otherwise decided by the Committee.
II. Agenda of the rule 4 at each session, the Committee shall draw up a provisional agenda for the next session on the basis of the text proposed by the project manager.
The Committee shall adopt its agenda at the beginning of each session.
Any topic within the Committee's competence, not included in the provisional agenda for a meeting date, may be proposed by a member or by the project manager and by way of the Agenda Committee added. The Committee may revise the agenda by adding, deleting, deferral or amending items.
III. Representation Rule 5 Each country shall be represented on the Committee by a representative who may be accompanied at its sessions of various other representatives or advisers. Ex officio, will participate as Executive Agency C.E.E..
IV. Rule 6 the Committee Officials at the start of its first session each year, elect from among the representatives of the will of its members a Chairman and a rapporteur who will work during that year and until their successors shall be elected.
Rule 7 the President will attend the meetings of the Committee in this capacity, and not as the representative of a member Government to which it is accredited. Another Member of his delegation will be permanent to represent the Government at the meetings of the Committee.
Rule 8 the project manager shall inform the members of the Committee through oral or written communication of any issues of interest to the Committee and which may contribute to decision making.
V. Language and records Rule 9 English will be the working language of the project, including the Management Committee. Countries that host meetings of the Committee may provide for interpretation into the languages of French and/or Russian, when possible.
Reports of the meetings of the Committee rule 10 should be outlined and adopted during these meetings and distributed immediately to the Committee members and other participants at the meeting. Reports can be published after a while after their adoption and under the conditions which they may decide on the Committee.
Vi. Quorum Rule 11 Discussions cannot begin without the presence of 2/3 of the members of the Committee. Decisions of the Committee relating to all issues under consideration must be taken by consensus of the members present.
VII. subordinated Bodies Rule 12 the Rules Committee should apply also in principle, and its subordinate bodies.
VIII. participation as observers representatives of non-member Governments and international organizations to regulation 13 a) non-member Governments, and project b) specific international organizations and institutions may be represented by observers at its meetings with the advisory arrangements without the right to vote.

IX. Amendments or suspensions of the rules of procedure Rule 14 a rule of procedure may be amended or suspended by the decision of the Management Board, in agreement with the THIRD countries.

Annex 1 (b) the Group of NATIONAL COORDINATORS TER 1. The component must between national coordinators. The meetings of the Coordinating Group may attend national TER also and other experts from the Member States.
2. the group, in principle, should be intilneasca twice a year can take special meetings if considered necessary.
3. the group, inter alia, should: a) is responsible for developing, evaluating and coordinating technical activities of the TER and their economic aspects;

b) to have the task to develop, assess and coordinate activities related to the financing of the construction of the TER TER. to carry out these duties, the group takes into account the results of the working groups on an ad hoc, as were laid down by the Management Committee for specific topics;

c) to control all the activities carried out by the TER;

d) to examine the reports and documents submitted by the Project Director;

e) to designate the activities to be carried out under the responsibility of Government;

f) to make recommendations to the Management Committee concerning the work programme;

g) to consider any issue at the request of the management board or the Director of the project.

Annex 1 (c) NATIONAL COORDINATORS National Coordinator will be appointed by the Government.
The National Coordinator will be responsible for: (1) contact in his country for the TER;

(2) liaising between national organisations involved and the project central office, initiating action at the national level in order to obtain the necessary information and in connection with the activities of the Office;

(3) coordination of national activities within the TER;

(4) planning and conducting activities and achieving results in accordance with the work programmes TER;

(5) the effective and efficient use of data input from TER;

(6) participation in meetings of the Steering Committee and of the Group of national coordinators TER and participation in achieving the objectives of TER.

Annex 1 (d) of the PROJECT CENTRAL OFFICE of the project central office will coordinate all activities conducted pursuant to the terms of this document and will act under the General management of the Steering Committee, under the guidance of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations as Executive Agency.
The central Office of the project will work in Budapest, Hungary, on the basis of the arrangements set out in the letter that will be addressed by the Hungarian Government to the Executive Secretary concerning the operation of this C.E.E./O.N.U. Office.
Central Office staff of the project is composed of:-Project Manager;
manager (s) Assistant (i);
-other staff.
The competences of this staff will be the following: Project Manager Project Manager project central office will be elected from among the members of the THIRD States, by the Management Committee. He will work for a period of 2 years with possibility of extension for one year, with the approval of the Management Board and with the approval of the Government.
Government that provides services of remunereaza's project manager.
Conditions of the services are determined through an exchange of letters between/O.N.U. and the Government respectively C.E.E.. When you travel in and out of Budapest, travel and subsistence expenses are covered by the budget of the project.
The project manager will be responsible for: (1) the director of the central Office of the project;

(2) drafting work programmes to be approved in Committee and their administration as have been approved;

(3) activity as Secretary of the Board of Directors and of the TER national coordinators;

4. Rebecca Wong Chairman of the management and of the TER national coordinators in the fields of promotion decisions;

(5) preparation and distribution of information to the Member countries in the areas of promotion decisions;

(6) continue liaising with national coordinators TER in all areas relating to the implementation of the activities of the TER;

(7) the compilation of the report on the activities of the project manager of the central Office of the project and developments within the TER for the duration of the meetings of the Steering Committee and of the national coordinators of the TER;

(8) the structure and the technical and administrative documentation for all meetings of the TER;

(9) the completion of all the formalities of the contract with the experts who provide consulting services in connection with various activities and with Governments bringing in contributions TER nature at TER;

(10) the fulfilment of administrative and financial activities from the jurisdiction of the central Bureau of the project;

(11) the implementation of the budget in accordance with the decisions of the Committee with management and with the provisions of the financial rules and regulations of Dan Savage;

(12) the recruitment of consultants under the guidance after the necessities of the Management Committee, to give assistance in the execution of specific activities, in accordance with the work programmes;

(13) other tasks assigned by the Management Committee.

Assistants depending on the difficulties encountered by working, the Management Committee may choose qualified assistant nurses (i) for limited periods, which will assist the project manager in the areas of technical, operational and financial running THIRD.
They are selected by the Management Committee of the candidates proposed by THIRD States with the assistance of project manager. They are bent by the participating States, in a similar manner with the project manager.
Other staff if necessary other support staff in addition to the existing staff provided by the host country, it will be recruited and paid by the project to meet your needs and endorsed by the THIRD Committee.

Annex 2 of the DRAFT BUDGET) of the TRANS-European RAILWAY for the period 1993-1997-$ S.U.A.-Code Structure 1993-1997 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 10 international experts Project Staff 11.00 11.01 60,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 11.04 Consultants Subtotal 60,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 13.00 15.00 Travel Assistants official 20,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 60,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 19.00 component Total 80,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 16,000 20 Subleases 21.00 Subleases 70,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000
29.00 component Total 70,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 14,000 30 14,000 Preparation Preparing 160,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 39.00 32.00 Total group component equipment which 160,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 32,000 40 183.00 sweetly Equipment cannot dispose of 20,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 49.00 51.00 Total 20,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 50 Miscellaneous component Various 60,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 59.00 component Total total of 450,000 90,000 90,000 90,000 60,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 12,000 99 project
90,000 90,000 Note *) be revised according to the number of countries participating in the project.

Annex 3 5 October 1990, on behalf of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations (C.E.E.), I have the honour to propose, on the basis of consultations that took place with the representatives of your Government, the following arrangements concerning the establishment and functioning of an Office in Budapest's central regional project, known as Project concerning the Rail Trans-European North-South (TER), executed by the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations with a financial support from the United Nations Development Programme ( P.N.U.D.).
The project central office will perform the functions envisaged for it in the Project Document, to which the Hungarian Government and other participating Governments are signatories. It will be headed by the project manager, who will be assisted by staff who may be required in accordance with the needs of the project.
In addition the Division central office budget of the project mentioned in the document of the project, the Government will provide an appropriate headquarters containing all maintenance services and facilities, staff and auxiliary and a motor vehicle for official purposes, as outlined below.
The Government will provide the following facilities: a) rental, which includes all costs of maintenance and services, for an establishment of approximately 200 sqm, consisting of 7-8 furnished offices;

b) Office technical equipment available in Hungary;

c) salaries, bonuses and social aid for the local auxiliary staff, consisting of a clerk, interpreter/translator, Secretary and chauffeur, in total four people;

d) motor power supply and maintenance for passengers made available to project central Office for official purposes within the country, throughout the duration of the project. Other expenses of the project central office, including office equipment, technical equipment that is not available in Budapest, will be covered by the budget of the project central office, in accordance with the other provisions of this letter;

e) use of communications (telephone and telex) will be made under the same conditions applied most-favoured categories of foreign users who benefit from such facilities in Budapest;

f) medical facilities and services for international staff from the central Office of the project, the same ones that can be granted to economic agents and civilians; and (g)) in order to obtain assistance some proper housing for international staff from the central Office of the project, under the same conditions as those granted to hire the personnel of foreign missions from Hungary.

All payments for goods and services in Hungary, which may be carried out according to the project, by or through the P.N.U.D., the central Office of the C.E.E. or the project will be carried out and the forint. The United Nations or the central Office of the project can be registered and cover such transactions at the best exchange rate. It will include expenses for: a the project equipment available) Hungary;

b) journey undertaken by Hungarian carriers;

c) that part of the expenditure for experts and consultants to pay in the forint, as negotiated by the Agency and the project manager;

d) reporting other sundries that occurred in Hungary; and e) communications expenses.

Convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations, the Government of Hungary is a party, as well as the agreement of 28 April 1967 between the Hungarian Government and the United Nations Special Fund shall apply accordingly in relation to the project central office, premise that, anywhere will be located, will be considered as United Nations premises. Project Coordinator and staff of the Office of the United Nations shall be regarded as officials of the United Nations, as they have been defined in the Convention.
It is understood that section 18 d), (e)), f) and (g)) of the Convention shall not apply to Hungarian citizens recruited by the United Nations in the country for the central Office of the project.
In conformity with those laid down in the agreement of the Special Fund dated 28 April 1967: a) any consultants engaged by the United Nations or any other organization or Government to whom is permitted participation in the project will be assimilated status of officials of the United Nations and the Government will grant them the same privileges and immunities as those granted to officials of the United Nations;

b) auxiliary staff is made up of government officials and which is insured by the Government for the project i will be given immunity before the law, said or written and for all actions carried out in official activity within the project. It will also have a special status which would cause it to undergo during his control and discipline the project coordinator, who will be required to comply with the corresponding provisions of article 3. 1 of the United Nations staff regulations, which the United Nations, after consultation with the Government, they will communicate with those amendments which they (don't) you may find it necessary to reflect its status.

Representatives of the Governments participating in the meetings as agreed under the auspices of the project, during the exercise of their functions and during their journey from Hungary, and the privileges and immunities provided for in the Convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations.
I will appreciate that the importance of the signing of the agreement with the above arrangements, as well as the fact that I submit a copy of this letter.
Sincerely, Mr. Csaba Siklos, Minister of transport and Communications Minister of Foreign Affairs, Budapest, Hungary g. Hinteregger, Executive Secretary,

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