The Board of the National Administration Company of Road Infrastructure (CNAIR) has dismissed its head, Catalin Homor, during Tuesday’s meeting, on grounds that the company suffered from mismanagement.

The move was announced by the Ministry of Transport in a press release. „On 10 january 2017, the Board of the CNAIR met at the request of the General Assembly of Shareholders to analyze the activity and status of the objectives included in the contract for the mandate of general director Catalin Homor. During the meeting, the members of the Board found shortcomings in the management of CNAIR activities of late and decided to dismiss the general director,“ the press release of the Ministry of Transport read.

Accordind to the press release, Transport Minister Razvan Cuc asked the Control Body to conduct checks at the CNAIR in order to assess the status of materials and equipment needed to remove snow from roads as well as perform an audit of relevant contracts with private companies.

On Saturday, PM Sorin Grindeanu asked Cuc to send the Control Body to the CNAIR and to take all legal measures to dismiss its general director, Catalin Homor.

I asked Mr. Minister Cuc to send the Control Body to the CNAIR and also asked him to take all legal steps for the dismissal of Mr. director of the CNAIR because right now everything which connected to the coordination of snow removal activities and the way the operators and those who were awarded [contracts] were coordinated, 14 hours after the Code Orange was lifted, is poor. I told Mr. Cuc to make a detailed analysis not only of individuals because it is obvious that there things are lacking and at the causes that led to this regrettable situation,” PM Grindeanu said at the end of a meeting hosted by the Ministry of Transport.

The explanations of those at CNAIR refer to the previous leadership of the ministry. That is why I will send the Control Body,” Cuc said on Saturday after the meeting with PM Grindeanu.

Georgeta Gheorghe