Romania’s Transport Master Plan priority must be to complete TEN-T projects on time, EC considers

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From the European Commission (EC) viewpoint, the foremost priority of Romania’s General Transport Master Plan is to finalize in due time the projects within the main Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), European Commissioner for Regional Policies Corina Cretu (photo) said on Tuesday after a working meeting with Transports Minister Ioan Rus, Agerpres informs. EC official also said another priority is the identification of the most important projects for the extended TEN-T, which could also benefit from the EC financial support.

„This means that the Master Plan must involve the most important projects economy-wise and make sure they benefit from financial support not only for construction, but also for maintenance,” Cretu explained.

According to her, EC is very interested in Romania’s General Transport Master Plan, as it is a strategic document and represents a pre-condition for accessing the European Union funds for large transport projects in the period 2014 — 2020, European Commissioner said.

The two officials talked about the progress Romania registered in drawing up the Master Plan, the expectations of the European Commission concerning its content and the steps that the authorities of Bucharest still have to make for its completion.



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