“Romania may benefit from EUR 5 billion of the Large Infrastructure programme. In order to absorb this amount realistic planning is necessary, thorough preparations and efficient implementation of the transport projects. I hope the delays in implementing new transport projects will be recovered,” European Commissioner for Regional Development Corina Cretu said, capital.ro informs.
Transport Minister Felix Stroe and State Secretary Maria Magdalena Grigore have presented the main projects and their status, such as the railway section Gurasada-Simeria, the highway sections Campia Turzii-Targu Mures and Sebes-Turda and the Bucharest-Otopeni underground section, contracts to be sent for approval to the European Commission.
Commissioner Cretu has appreciated the speeding of major projects.
The Operational Programme Large Infrastructure for 2014-2020 is worth EUR 5.1 billion and includes:
- Highways/roads: EUR 2,652,957,000
- Railways: EUR 1,494,981,576