Tudose asks FinMin to find money for first stage
On Thursday, at the start of the Government meeting, Interior Minister Carmen Dan presented a report on the problems that the civil contingencies system is facing, a report that shows that almost EUR 400 million should be allocated until 2020 for a series of repairs and procurements. The Premier imperatively asked the Finance Minister to find EUR 15 million, during the budget adjustment, for the first stage of the modernisation process.
“We took into account the capital overhaul, within an authorised centre, of the Cessna 560-0200 aircraft used for SMURD humanitarian missions. The financial requirements for rendering it operational total 1,000,500 euro. The capital overhaul of the Mi-8 helicopter and its configuration for search and rescue missions, including at sea. We’re talking about fitting it with a floatation system, the financial requirement being estimated at 5,000,600 euro. Ensuring the capabilities necessary for night-vision goggle flight for the heavy helicopters we have – we took into account rendering operational five already existing helicopters. We’re talking about a financial requirement of 5 million euro. Carrying out repair works and ensuring the flight resource for 2017 – financial effort of 2.527 million euro, as well as addressing the personnel shortage. The financial requirement must be tackled in relation to the budget allocated to the secondary credit release authority,” the Interior Minister stated.
Carmen Dan pointed out that the MoD must select the location for a heliport, somewhere in the central region of the country, near the Carpathian arch, to be arranged as a landing spot featuring refuelling possibilities, specific markings and lighting, the budget being EUR 220,000.
Likewise, Carmen Dan pointed out that C-27 Spartan aircraft will be used to put out fires, after they are equipped with water drop systems.
“The total financial requirements for this first stage would be 15,385,000 euro. The analysis also includes a subsequent stage, which also features an analysis of the financial costs for the 2018-2020 period,” the Interior Minister pointed out.
Premier Mihai Tudose pointed out that the sum needed will total almost EUR 400 million by 2020, and asked the Finance Minister to find the money necessary for the first stage of the modernisation process, during this year’s budget adjustment.
“For the first stage worth 15,385,000 euro; Mr Finance Minister, I want this money at the budget adjustment! It’s not optional,” Tudose told Ionut Misa.
PM congratulates transport minister on unblocking projects: Keep up the pace
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose congratulated on Thursday, at the beginning of a government meeting, Transport Minister Razvan Cuc on unblocking some projects worth 9 billion lei.
“I want to congratulate Minister Cuc. He got into work quite hard. Yesterday I went together with Mr Deputy Prime Minister [Ion-Marcel] Ciolacu to the Transport Ministry; he unblocked very fast 9 billion lei, 9 billion lei worth of projects. Congratulations!,” he said.
The PM advised the minister to keep up the pace.
“This wasn’t a day’s effort. From now on, keep up the pace; if necessary, , we’ll come and see you each morning. It is all right,” Tudose said.
“There is no need, I will report to you. We have already uploaded on the SEAP [the public procurement system] the south ringroad of the motorway project, and the Pitesti – Craiova high-speed road has also been on the SEAP since evening,” said Cuc.