The Timis County (western Romania) administration is going to build a bridge across Mures River between Cenad (Romania) and Csongrad (Hungary).
The ambitious project will use European funds, as a part of the international cooperation of the Timis County Council.
‘We will launch in the near future the negotiations on a new cross-border agreement [following the previous one completed in 2014], considering approximately 24 million euros for each county, Timis and Csongrad,’ Timis County Council Chair Titu Bojin declared on Monday.
According to him, the agreement includes two big works accepted by the administration of Timis, namely a vegetable and fruit storage centre in Beba Veche, worth 18-20 million euros, and the bridge in Cenad, covered by the rest of the sum up to 24 million euros.
‘The project is mirrored and both parts must accept it. It’s a somehow delicate matter with the county of Csongrad, which has to get all the approvals on a national level; they cannot decide it on a local level,’ Bojin explained as quoted by Agerpres.
Romanian and Hungarian locals were asking for this bridge for years; it should help the traffic, especially for freight. The infrastructure objective was out of reach so far, because it requires significant investments, for which there were no financing sources.
During large holidays, people were carried across the Mures River on a pontoon bridge; crossing the river took about five minutes.