Focsani, a small town in southeastern Romania, will have an airport and the World Bank and the European Investment Bank will finance the construction of an Express Road linking Focsani – Braila – Tulcea – Constanta, at least this is how Marian Oprisan, the president of Vrancea County Council, stated.
”Romania’s governments must turn their attention to Moldova region. No one comes to invest at 600 kilometers away from Sevastopol without an airport and a highway. We had a discussion with the Prime Minister of Romania and we established that for the Focsani-Braila-Galati urban agglomeration to build an airport,” Oprisan said, quoted by monitorulvn.ro.
Focsani-Braila-Macin-Isaccea-Tulcea-Babadag-Ovidiu-Constanta Express Road will benefit the economy, especially the tourism in the South and East of Romania. This area has many regional tourist attractions (the Black Sea coast, the Danube Delta, the Razim-Sinoe Lagoon Complex, Macinului Mountains National Park, Curvature Carpathians).
There are also regional economic objectives in this region, such as industrial platforms, shipyards, ports, industrial giants ArcelorMittal, Promex, Feral or Alum, the local media notes.
At the same time, the Focsani – Constanta Express Road is going to be connected to the Pan-European Corridor 9 and the A2 Motorway. Making this road transport route is important for both freight and passenger traffic.
In the General Transport Master Plan, Focsani is linked to the port of Constanta via two express roads: Milcovia Expres (DX 6) and Dobrogea Express (DX 8), estimated at EUR 1.5 billion.