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EUR 170 M and zero renovated bridges

Romanian Railway Company has been unable to attract EU funds, but finds some in the state’s treasury. Five years ago, the EU was making available to Romania EUR 170 M for the renovation of railway bridges and tunnels. The year 2010 found CFR on the brim of collapse, with debts towards the state amounting to tens of millions and not a single Eurocent o the European money invested in the rail infrastructure, Jurnalul National daily notes. A total of none funding applications have been recently prepared for the improvement of some bridges. The Ministry of Transport hopes to be able to award the works contracts next year. On the other hand, all these five years CFR has been incapable of preparing some plans and projects. A list of priorities has been put together, though. For which money has been paid, naturally. The result is that, of a total of 844 sites (bridges and tunnels – our note), 98 bridges and tunnels have been selected, which cannot withstand any further delay.

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