The Transport Ministry and the National Highway Company (CNADNR) are consistent. They never cease to organize projects and tenders for the much-desired Comarnic-Brasov Highway.
According to the latest information, CNADNR will organize a tender for the design and construction of the Comarnic-Predeal and Predeal-Cristian sections, but also of the connection road, according to an announcement posted by the company on the Public Procurements Electronic System (SEAP) website. According to CNADNR, the Comarnic-Brasov Highway is divided into 5 sections. Sections 1 and 5 (starting out from Comarnic and Brasov respectively and measuring a total of 10 kilometres plus connection roads) will be put up for tender and will be financed from the state budget.
“For sections 2, 3 and 4, which represent the project’s most difficult part, we will organize a tender for the updating of the geotechnical studies, with state budget financing. In parallel, in order to ease traffic on DN1, we are working on feasibility studies on the Comarnic and Busteni beltways. After the studies are finalized the construction works will be put up for tender, with state budget financing. Also in order to ease traffic, a roundabout is designed and will be constructed on Sinaia’s beltway. Likewise, feasibility studies will focus on the Campina beltway, on modernizing the existing road in Doftana Valley (County Road 102I) and the forest road up to Sacele, so that construction works on a modern national road from Campina to Sacele could start in 2016,” the CNADNR communiqué shows.
The deadline for the filing of bids or participation request is September 2, at 11 a.m., and the offers will be opened at 1 p.m.
The Comarnic-Brasov Highway has 58 kilometres and its construction cost is estimated at EUR 997 M, VAT not included, or EUR 1.237 bln, VAT included.
CNADNR announced in June that it will no longer offer the lease contract for the Comarnic-Brasov Highway to the Vinci-Strabag-Aktor association, arguing that the bidder failed to come up with the necessary funds and financing the project from the state budget would have affected Romania’s budgetary position.