The Save Romania Union (USR) parliamentarians are asking for the dismissal of the Transport minister Lucian Sova (photo), about whom they say he is “a true anti-highway minister”, after he stated on Thursday that multinationals will leave when there will be highways in Romania.
“It’s an amazing statement coming from a Transport Minister, who should be exactly the force that pushes the highway and infrastructure projects forward. We have a true anti-highway minister. (…) We are asking for his resignation, but since I doubt that he has the honor to do this, we are asking for his dismissal” stated the USR MP Catalin Drula.
In his turn, MP Ionut Mosteanu announced that he has prepared a simple motion.
“We discussed with the opposition parties. We believe that such a minister shouldn’t be in the Government, and we hope he will not stay too long at the leadership of the ministry” Mosteanu said.
The USR parliamentarians also criticized the announcement of the Transport Minister Lucian Sova according to which the Romanian state is planning to waive the project unit administered together with the World Bank in order to prepare the documents for the Comarnic-Brasov highway in order to organize the auction for its execution.
USR MP Catalin Drula posted on Facebook the dialogue he had with the Transport Minister Lucian Sova at the Parliament’s Committee. The latter claimed that multinationals will not be interested any longer in Romania, when there will be highways and high salaries.
“Yesterday, at the Transport Committee, Minister Sova replied to a deputy who said that we urgently need highways and we risk that the large companies will leave (for example, Dacia-Renault) if we’ll not have a decent infrastructure:
There’s a great highway network in the West.
Why did multinationals come here? They came because we have low salaries.
When we’ll have highways, we’ll have high salaries.
And they will still leave.
To other places without highways, but with low salaries”, wrote the USR MP on Facebook.