The winners of the bids organized in the past two years to set up tourist signs failed to complete the projects, the minister of Regional Development and Tourism, Elena Udrea, stated, quoted by Mediafax. The latter argued tourists might have trouble finding their way around in Romania, without such signs.“In 2009, they were unable to put them up, the bid ended in December, owing to the contestation, we had another bid last year and they only managed to set them up in four counties, and we do this again every year, until, hopefully, we’ll find building companies which win the bid and actually complete the project,” Udrea added. The Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism (MDRT) will organize a new bid, in late April, for the design, making and setting up of tourist signs. The estimated value of the contract is RON 3 M, VAT not included. MDRT also organized, last spring, a bid for putting up signs at 1,215 tourist sights, for EUR 850,000, VAT not included.