Prime Minister Mihai Tudose and Transport Minister Felix Stroe announced today the signing of the contract for the construction of the suspended bridge over the Danube, from Braila, the most complex transport infrastructure project after the 1989 Revolution.
”It’s a project of approximately EUR 500 million, which will be built by an association of companies from Europe and Asia, which gives a plus of symbolism to the importance of this project. Once it is completed, the Bridge in Braila will be the third of its kind in Europe,” Stroe said.
The build of the investment will last 48 months, of which 12 months for design and 36 months for execution.
”The signing of the contract for the design and execution of the suspended bridge across the Danube, in the Braila area, represents a big step forward for Romania and an entry into normality,” PM Tudose also stated.
In turn, attending the event, CNAIR interim General Director Stefan Ionita stressed that the implementation of this project will lead to a doubling of the GDP in the region. According to him, the guarantee term for this investment project is of 10 years.
Italian construction group Astaldi SpA, one of the biggest European construction companies, and Japan-based IHI Infrastructure Systems CO have won the project to build the suspended bridge over the Danube, also known as Braila-Tulcea Bridge.
The suspended bridge over the Danube is included in Master Plan for Transport of Romania and is part of the category of the ITI drafts (Integrated Territorial investments) financed from POIM 2014- 2020 the priority axis 2.