EIB to provide advisory services for the construction of three regional hospitals in Romania

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an Advisory Services Agreement worth EUR 1.5 million with the Ministry of Health of Romania to facilitate project preparation for the construction of three regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj-Napoca and Craiova, a press release informs on Monday.

The construction of the proposed new hospitals is included in the Romanian Health Strategy and Regional Operational Programme for the period 2014 – 2020. They form part of a strategic network of eight regional hospitals providing comprehensive national coverage with integrated medical services and high quality care for patients who require prompt intervention and are in a critical condition.

“Targeted technical expertise, offered through the Hub with the financial support of the European Commission will tremendously contribute to removing obstacles in the development of essential infrastructure, and the successful deployment of the Investment Plan for Europe at Europe’s eastern borders,” Vlad Voiculescu, the Romanian Minister of Health said.

No new major hospitals have been built in Romania in the past 35 years. The three planned new facilities will be strategically located to cover a large catchment area.

“Today’s agreement between the Advisory Hub and the Romanian government will provide the local, targeted technical assistance needed to prepare for the construction of three new hospitals in Romania. This is a concrete example of the objective of enhancing geographical coverage of the Investment Plan in the future, particularly in cohesion countries,” European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen stated.

The European Investment Advisory Hub is a joint initiative by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank under the Investment Plan for Europe.

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