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September 25, 2021
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Debts of National Highway Company, spaced

The payment of the debt that the National Highway Company (CNADNR) has towards road constructors, a debt that totals RON 1.3 bln, will be spaced out on the basis of a timetable that will be established, the government being able to allocate only approximately RON 200 M this year, said the premier Victor Ponta on Monday evening, in a meeting with the representatives of several construction companies, at the Victoria Palace, Mediafax reports. The meeting was attended also by the Transportation Minister and by the CNADNR leadership.  At the end of the talks the Premier pointed out that the payment of the debt will be spaced out because the government can only pay approximately RON 200 M this year. “The solution is probably to pay the debts in relation to their age,” Ponta stated.  He added that the works were contracted by previous governments without their financing being assured by the state budget, highlighting that the state owes the biggest sum to Astaldi for works on the Bucharest-Constanta Highway, namely RON 230 M.Ponta also mentioned that a videoconference with prefects will be organized this week and will focus on snow-clearing operations during the winter, pointing out that the multi-annual tenders that were meant to establish the companies that will handle these operations were “inherited” from the previous government.In other topic, asked by journalists, Premier Victor Ponta stated that the second budget rectification this year will be green-lighted by the government next week at the latest, after it finalizes its talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission (EU).

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