The European commissioner for regional policy, Corina Cretu, approved the continuation of 11 projects from several Romanian regions, with financing of over EUR 500 million from the European Union. The projects are part of a series of essential fields: transport, natural disasters prevention, water supply and waste integrated management.

“Through the adopted decisions we facilitated the continuation of these projects started during 2007-2013 period, in the current scheduled period. There are essential projects for the Romania’s development and the improvement of citizens’ life quality,”  said Cretu.

The projects refer the following sectors: transport- the Lugoj-Deva highway construction, the railway Brasov-Simeria rehabilitation, the waste management systems in the counties Suceava, Dolj, Bihor, Alba, Cluj and Vrancea, the expansion and rehabilitation of water infrastructure in Gorj and Bacau counties and the prevention of natural disasters in Iasi county.

The transport projects for the Lugoj-Deva highway will shorten the driving times between these points and the number of roads accidents will be reduced. Also, they include the railway rehabilitation between Coslariu and Simeria, which is set to increase the speed of trains to 160 km/h.

The six projects of waste management will contribute to the waste deposits dimensions by integrating the separation, collection, transport, clearing, recycling and elimination activities.

The water and used water projects include the infrastructure development and used water clearing facilities.

Georgiana Bendre