The authorities have identified three projects worth 49.2 million euros aiming at the financing of the customs offices through the Large Infrastructure Operational Programme (POIM), according to data released by the European Funds Ministry (MFE).
These earmarked projects refer to cutting waiting times at the borders. The national contribution and EU allocation under the POIM total 22.7 million euros.
One of the three projects is focused on the Constanta Customs Office, where the first works contracts worth 37.2 million euros should be signed in Q1, 2018 and completed by Q1, 2020.
Other two projects, worth 6 million euros each, refer to the northwestern Satu Mare County’s Halmeu Customs Office (to be completed in Q1, 2020) and northeastern Suceava County’s Siret Customs Office (Q4, 2021).
The POIM is financing activities of four sectors: transport infrastructure, environment protection, risk management and compliance to climate changes, energy and power efficiency.
The programme is benefitting from a financial allocation worth approximately 11.8 billion euros, of which 6.94 billion euros – Cohesion Fund, 2.48 billion euros – European Regional Development Fund, and 2.46 billion euros – co-financing.