Minister of Forests and Waters Doina Pana announced on Wednesday having stepped down from office over health reasons.
“We bring to your knowledge that today, January 3 2017, Mrs Adriana Doina Pana tendered her resignation as Minister of Waters and Forests to the Prime Minister of Romania, Mr Mihai Tudose, over health reasons,” reads an announcement of the Ministry of Waters and Forests.
Doina Pana took over the mandate as Minister of Waters and Forests on June 29 2017, when she became part of the Tudose Cabinet.
She also held the same office in the Ponta III Cabinet. Thus, on March 5 2014, Doina Pana became Minister-delegate for Waters, Forests and Fisheries in the Ponta III Cabinet, her term in office ending in December 2014, following a Government reshuffle.
Doina Pana became a Social Democrat Deputy representing the Bistrita-Nasaud constituency on December 21 2016. She is Vice-President of the Committee for Environment and Ecological Balance and member of the the Romanian Parliament’s Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose is set to send the proposal for the Ministry of Waters and Forests office to President Klaus Iohannis next week, governmental sources told AGERPRES.
PSD’s Dragnea: Proposal for new Minister of Waters to be set out within PSD’s National Executive Committee
The proposal for the leadership of the Ministry of Waters and Forests, after Minister Doina Pana resigned, will be established within the National Executive Committee (CExN) of the Social Democratic Party (PSD), that is to be convened in the upcoming days, PSD Chairman Liviu Dragnea announced on Facebook.
“I thank Mrs Minister Doina Pana for her outstanding work in Romania’s Government! #ForestRadar [#RadarulPadurilor], #Forest Code [Codul #Silvic], the decrease of illegal deforestation, all these and many more would not have been possible without Mrs Minister’s involvement! The proposal for the new minister will be established within the National Executive Committee, which will be convened in the upcoming days,” Dragnea wrote on Facebook.