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Teodorovici: Regional hospitals to be priority while in office as acting minister of European funds

The publication with the Electronic Public Procurement System (SEAP) of the technical documentation required for the construction of regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj and Craiova are a main priority for Eugen Teodorovici while in office as acting minister of European funds.

“A very important issue is that of the regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj and Craiova. I will try a simplified procedure, a much faster one, so that by the end of my interim ministership I can see in the Electronic Procurement System the launching of the construction of the three facilities,” Teodorovici told Agerpres at the end of a meeting with representatives of the Tulcea business community.

Another priority is promoting research projects that were submitted for funding in 2018 and have not received any opinion yet.

Regarding the Danube Delta ADI ITI financial mechanism for integrated investment, he said he is expecting it to have a 100 percent absorption rate and mentioned that discussions are being held to make this mechanism multiplied the same area in the next programming period.

“When I was the acting development minister, I discussed with the World Bank to review the current strategy and present it for the next financial cycle to see what the arguments before the Romanian government and the European Commission can be in to get additional funds in this area,” Teodorovici said.

He met leaders of the Tulcea business community on Thursday afternoon and announced that next month the government will make public a package of measures to support them.

During the meeting with the business people, Teodorovici mentioned that he was planning to start the construction of a regional hospital in Constanta this year, an investment that will be carried out in partnership with the Turkish Government on 400 million euro.

“I treat it as a civilian-military hospital (…) Constantia is ok: it has immigrants, it has a NATO base that expands, it has summer tourists and Tulcea is near. And then it will be a hospital with over 1,000 beds of about 400 million euro. When the hospital is ready, the one in Constanta must go, because at 3-magnitude earthquake it will fall and also because we do not have staff to keep two hospitals going. It will be an exemplary hospital, from the quality of the healthcare services, to the management of the facility,” said Teodorovici.

 

FinMin Teodorovici hopes for works on Constanta regional hospital to start this year

 

Finance Minister Eugen Teodorovici said in Tulcea on Thursday that he hopes for construction works to start on a regional hospital in Constanta County, by the end of this year.

“I have a document that should have been signed by the President [of Romania] so far. If this document is approved by the President, next steps will be mine to take before Parliament with the law, so that at the end of the year in Constanta the building of a hospital with over 1,000 beds may start,” Teodorovici said at the end of a conference in Tulcea.

He also said that at the moment the documentation needed to organise the tenders for the construction of the three regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj and Craiova is being worked out.

“If the documentation for the three hospitals come out and bids are submitted to the SEAP electronic procurement exchange, I will declare myself pleased,” said Teodorovici.

He did not specify the source of funding for the construction of these regional hospitals.

During the new conference, he assured that there was no problem paying disability benefits and announced several measures to be taken in the case of the ANAF National Tax Administration Agency.

“What I might reproach myself of last year is that I accepted to have an ANAF management that does not meet my requirements, my performance criteria. … Reform must continue. After the holidays, we will unveil more about how ANAF should be like. We take the customs out from ANAF’s authority and move it under the authority of the finance minister. That will happen as the legislation is ready,” the minister said.

He also said that after Easter, he will also make public the details of a new fiscal amnesty for loss making privately and state-owned companies.

“This approach will save many state-owned companies, giving them a new chance for them to become profitable and to generate substantial business, which will be carried out by SMEs,” Teodorovici said.

On Thursday, Teodorovici and Deputy Prime Minister Daniel Suciu attended a meeting with mayors from Tulcea County and representatives of commercial companies to find out the problems the latter are facing.

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