PM Dancila announces the first public-private partnership investments – highways and a medical city. And makes another blunder…
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila has announced on Thursday, during the Government sitting, that the first strategic investment package will be approved, by public-private partnership, which includes three highways and ‘the Carol Davilla university medical complex’.
“Today we approve the go-ahead to the first strategic investment package, to be completed by public-private partnership. It is about the Ploiesti-Comarnic-Brasov highway, the Targu Mures-Targu Neamt-Iasi-Ungheni highway and the Bucharest-Craiova-Lugoj highway with ramification towards Calafat. We also envisage the Carol Davilla university medical city complex, to be built in the northern part of Bucharest, near the Henri Coanda Airport. The complex will stretch on 300 hectares and will include the Republican Hospital, the Faculty of Medicine, the university and medical campus, an institute for medical research and a shopping and leisure area,” PM Dancila said on Thursday.
The necessary substantiation studies will be completed in three months at the most, as of today, the Premier added.
Another blunder: We cut down democracy… we cut down bureaucracy
When presenting the project regarding the amending the law on public procurement, PM Dancila said ‘it aims to cut down democracy’ before rectifying and saying ‘it aims to cut down bureaucracy’.
“We can say, shortly, that by this we aim to cut down democracy…well… to cut down bureaucracy, to shorten the deadlines. I believe this is important and expected by many Romanians,” Dancila said, hotnews.ro reports.
Shortly after this, PM Dancila made another blunder by reading ‘universal city’ instead of ‘university city’.
“We also have in view the universal city… the university city Carol Davilla in the northern part of Bucharest, near the Henri Coanda Airport,” she read.
PM Dancila contradicts President Iohannis: Romania has reached the level of 17pc absorption of European funds
Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said Romania has reached the level of 17% absorption rate of European funds, meaning that we are getting closer to the European average of 18%.
“Good news. On May 22, 2018, Romania received in its accounts EUR 288.02 million, payment from the European Agricultural Fund for rural development. This amount adds to the amount of EUR 1.85 billion received hitherto for agriculture. This was made possible by granting the subsidies in due time but also by closely watching the projects for rural development,” she said