New Transport Minister Iulian Matache took the oath of office on Friday morning at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace.
He said at the end of the swearing-in ceremony that among the priorities of his term-in-office there are continuing the begun investments and increasing the absorption rate of the European funds on transport.
“The priorities are to continue the begun investments, to implement the Masterplan approved last week on the signing of the Operational Programme for Major Infrastructure. Also, to increase the absorption because, unfortunately, we all know the situation is not quite bright, the absorption is rather low. At this moment, one of the important priorities of the ministry is to increase the absorption. Also, to cut the arrears at the companies that have activity”, Matache said, according to Agerpres.
He added he was congratulated by President Klaus Iohannis after taking the oath of office.
New Minister of Transport Iulian Matache took the oath of office on Friday morning at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in a ceremony attended by Vice Premier Gabriel Oprea, Chamber of Deputies’ Speaker Valeriu Zgonea, presidential advisors and members of the Government. Prime Minister Victor Ponta and Senate Speaker Calin Popescu-Tariceanu were not present at the swearing-in ceremony.