State-owned Transgaz, the operator of the gas transport network in Romania, estimates that the works for BRUA gas pipeline will start in November and it will cross 20,000 private properties in the country, according to the Economy Ministry.

„Transgaz is close to finishing the environment and social documentation of the project,” said Iulian Butnaru, manager at the Management Unit of Project BRUA.

According to him, Transgaz cooperates with the National Agency for Cadastre to clarify the situations of the properties which will be crossed by the pipeline.

„The collaboration focuses on the cadastre registration of property owners, so that all the persons who have the right to benefit of indemnities and damages. Currently, Transgaz is in the acquisition processes for all the materials necessary to build the pipeline and estimate that the works will start in the first part of November,” says the  BRUA manager.

Representatives of the Economy Ministry, Transgaz and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) analyzed the evolution and challenges of the strategic pipeline. It will have 529 km on Romanian territory and will cross 11 counties and 79 localities.

 

Mihnea Craciun, the vice president of EBRD Romania, said that the institution that it represents is willing to still offer consultancy and finance the strategic project that will bond Romania, Hungary and Austria.