The Government has earmarked RON 10 million for a video surveillance system in the municipality of Sibiu, where the European Union Summit will take place on 9 May 2019.
“The earmarking of RON 10 million for the municipality of Sibiu was approved, from the reserve fund placed at the disposal of the Government, for the financing of the “Video Surveillance System in the Municipality of Sibiu.” We are talking about an investment that is necessary for the proper hosting of the EU Summit on 9 May 2019, an event that will bring together all EU Heads of State, and this Summit will take place against the backdrop in which Romania will take over, on 1 January 2019, the Presidency of the EU Council,” Government Spokesperson Nelu Barbu announced.
He pointed out that the money will be earmarked by the Government and things will progress rapidly so that “things will be done in due time.”
The technical indicators of the project were approved in June by the Sibiu Local Council.
“The size of this important event has revealed the need to introduce a video surveillance system in the municipality of Sibiu. This system represents a technical solution necessary for knowing, preventing, and countering security incidents or incidents of a different nature relevant for the proper progress of the EU Summit,” Sibiu City Hall specialists say.
According to them, the video surveillance system “is an objective that concerns security, both national and European.”
The Regional Development and Public Administration Ministry asked the Government for the money in early June, when the technical project financed from the local budget was also transmitted.
According to the technical project, the value of the project totals RON 16,108,922, the money being needed to buy the system and the equipment, to build the communication infrastructure, the dispatch points, but also to buy the hardware and software equipment.
President Klaus Iohannis announced on 19 October 2017, while in Brussels, that a summit of EU leaders will take place in Sibiu on 9 May 2019, Europe Day, set to be probably the last meeting on the Leaders’ Agenda presented by Council President Donald Tusk, a meeting that will draw the conclusions in what concerns the future of the Union.
“Council President Tusk will present what is called the Leaders’ Agenda, so the agenda of the Heads of State and Government, an agenda that shows what topics we will meet until 2019 and when in order to make the Union better, more performant. We are very much interested in this issue, because in the first half of 2019 we will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and we will surely get involved in order to have very good results. Secondly, it has been agreed, I agreed with Mr Tusk, to have an informal meeting on May 9th, Europe Day, in 2019, in Romania. More precisely, a meeting that will take place in Sibiu and will be the last meeting, the one in which we will probably draw certain conclusions in what concerns the future of the Union, the Strategic Agenda as we call it,” President Iohannis stated back then.