PM Mihai Tudose says that the Romanian authorities will ask for the technical support of World Bank specialists for the development of the Bucharest-Brasov highway, the road project that should cross the Carpathian Mountains.

Tudose said the deal with the World Bank would not include any financial support.

“We talked with the World Bank (…) to make this project management unit under their leadership, with their technical support,” said the PM during an interview at Antena 3 TV station.

The head of the government did not mention the overall cost of the highway, but said that the state has a feasibility study that is still valid and can be used for this project.

Tudose also referred to the areas Valea Prahovei and Valea Oltului, suggesting that the road links have to be enhanced.

“Valea Prahovei and Valea Oltului represent a strong link between one part of the country and the other one. They have an extraordinary impact for competitiveness,” said the head of government.