On 28 July 1995, the European Commission approved, under the State aid procedure, a Dutch government scheme, worth ECU 1,663,772. The scheme, "Telematik in Transportsector", was set up by the Dutch government, in November 1992, to subsidise projects aimed at increasing the efficiency and safety of road transport, combined transport and inland navigation. Two open public tenders were published and, out of the 76 applications received, 33 projects were undertaken. The total amount distributed under this scheme in 1992 and 1993 was ECU 1,663,772. Given that the scheme corresponds closely to the objectives of the Community's transport policy, and that the amounts awarded fell well within the amount allowed for R&D projects, the Commission raised no objection to the aid.