Transport Minister Stroe: In 2018 we will have at least 150 km of motorway ready to use

The Minister of Transport, Felix Stroe, on Tuesday stated, while visiting the Lugoj-Deva motorway constructions site, that at least 150 km of motorway will be ready for use next year, given that most of the bureaucratic problems were already solved, as he claimed.

The Ministers looked dissatisfied with the delays discovered on the construction sites for the Lugoj-Deva motorway, while blaming the lack of organization, since funds from the EU were available and payment were made in time.

“Too bad that we lost time this year, for most of the bureaucratic problems are already solved. We didn’t use the time efficiently, but next year it will be a very good one. While remaining realistic, we are not even considering the possibility of not having at least 150 km of motorway ready for use. This is the mission of the Ministry of Transport for 2018, simultaneously with the revitalization of the railway activity and the dredging works on the Danube River,” said Felix Stroe.

He also specified that he referred thus to all motorway building sites and that people will work “day and night” to accomplish this mission.

Moreover, the manager of the National Company of Administration of Road Infrastructure (CNAIR), Stefan Ionita, and Secretary of State Mircea Biban will have to carry out weekly analyses to check on the status of the works, on location, while Minister Stroe himself will attend these meetings once a month.

“I will work day and night, including during Saturdays and Sunday, in order to reach this desideratum [150 km of motorway completed]. Five days already passed since the daily schedule has changed at the Ministry of Transport. Thus, the work day starts at 7:30, for decision-making factors, and ends late at night. We are also going to work on Saturdays and Sundays. And not at the office, for our office will be either here or somewhere else, on the motorway, on the railway, at the subway, you will meet us there,” said Stroe.

The Minister of Transport paid a visit on Tuesday to the Lugoj-Deva motorway construction site, on which occasion constructors and the CNAIR head, Stefan Ionita, presented him the status of the works at the different segments. Thus, the 4th segment could be ready by April 2018, while the 3rd segment could be ready by September 2018, in the latter case the Ministry asking that the works be finished on May 31, 2018.

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