- The Nadlac II – Csanadpalota border crossing point was inaugurated on Saturday * Starting in 2016, 300 km of highway will link Sibiu to border with Hungary
Premier Victor Ponta stated that two highway sections will open for traffic by the end of the year, namely the sections around Lugoj, and Sibiu will be linked with Hungary by highway next year.
Premier Victor Ponta stated on Saturday, after the inauguration of the Nadlac II – Csanadpalota border crossing point and of Section II of the Nadlac – Arad Highway, that “two sections of highway around Lugoj will open for traffic this year and next year Sibiu will be linked with Hungary by highway. The most difficult and important section – Sibiu-Pitesti – was approved yesterday (Friday – editor’s note) and tops the list of infrastructure projects financed by the European Commission. The appeals have been finalized and the feasibility study has been drafted,” Ponta said.
European Funds Minister Marius Nica and Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Semjen Zsolt inaugurated the Nadlac II – Csanadpalota border crossing point on Saturday, the event being attended by Premier Victor Ponta.
The border crossing point opened for traffic simultaneously with the inauguration of Section II of the Nadlac – Arad Highway (Pecica – Arad). The border crossing point is located on Romanian territory, approximately 10 kilometers away from the Nadlac border crossing point. Located on National Road 7, the new border crossing point has 20 lanes and 10 double booths that will be manned by Romanian and Hungarian border policemen.
The Interior Ministry’s budget received supplementary funds of RON 280,000 for this project. The funds came from the Government’s Reserve Fund and were used by the Border Police General Inspectorate to purchase the equipment needed to render the border crossing point operational. The Nadlac II (Romania) – Csanadpalota (Hungary) border crossing point was included in the Nadlac – Arad Highway project that is part of the European Transport Network (TEN-T). The highway’s goal is to link Romania’s A1 Highway and Hungary’s M43 Highway. Section II of the Nadlac – Arad Highway is 16 kilometers long, however 6 kilometers (Section I) were opened for traffic in December 2014 in order to link National Road 7 with the highway.