European Union (EU) grants EUR 800 million for Romania to continue 10 infrastructure projects started during 2007 – 2013, European Commission announced in a press release on Friday.
“These projects represent more than simple investment in infrastructure: used efficiently they can become catalysts for local, regional and national development. Therefore it is much more important that EU funds be used strategically and in line with the investments priorities in Romania,” European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu stated.
The release also reads that two of the 10 approved projects are targeting infrastructure works in transports and refers to the construction of Brasov ring road, sections I (DN1-DN11), II (DN11-DN13) and III (DN13-DN1) and the rehabilitation Brasov – Simeria railway line, part of the pan-European corridor IV, Sighisoara – Coslariu section.
The objectives of these transport projects include infrastructure upgrading and increasing the maximum running speed to 160 km / h for passenger trains and to 120 km / h for freight trains on Sighisoara – Coslariu section, the construction of Brasov ring road to reduce traffic in the city, respectively.
Also, three projects are focused on waste management: in Caras-Severin, Constanta and Iasi counties in the development of the integrated waste management system.
As regards the water infrastructure EC approved the investments in its expansion and modernization in Covasna, Brasov and Teleorman counties.