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August 15, 2022

Romania officially sending documents to access 2021-2027 cohesion policy budget

European Investment and Projects Minister Marcel Bolos announced that the Government on Wednesday adopted five normative acts to complete the necessary documents for Romania to access the 44 billion euro budget at its disposal under the cohesion policy, for the 2021-2027 programming period.

“For the cohesion policy, today is a historic day and I am referring to the future programming period, namely the 2021-2027 programming period. A number of 5 normative acts have been adopted to conclude all the documentation and all the documents that are required, so that the updated partnership agreement – 16 operational programmes, out of which 13 have been sent to the Commission so far and the rest are going to be sent tomorrow, so that Romania is officially sending for the cohesion policy, namely for the 2021-2027 programming period, all the necessary documents for this huge budget we have, of 44 billion euro, of which 31 billion euro represent the grant component, while the co-funding component is 13 billion lei,” Bolos pointed out after the Government meeting.

He explained that, in the cohesion policy, the highest budgets are allotted to the transport infrastructure.

“We have a 9.6 billion euro budget devoted to the transport infrastructure and the continuation of the wide programme of building motorways, rail infrastructure and all projects regarding regional development, namely regional operational programmes, those devoted to county road infrastructure, urban mobility infrastructure, urban regeneration infrastructure. Therefore, all these projects concerning living standards and the improvement in the quality of life for people in local communities,” the minister also pointed out.

Bolos said that “for the first time in the history of the cohesion policy,” Romania has earmarked this “generous” budget, so that the conditions and the quality of life in local communities can be substantially improved.

He mentioned that the health component is “the first multi-fund operational programme to support the public health service,” noting that in addition to health infrastructure, funds of 3.8 billion euros are allocated for the preparation of human resources and, including for the prevention services, the digitisation component of the health system.

According to Bolos, 5.2 billion euros are allocated for sustainable development, namely for water infrastructure, sewerage and the energy component of the cohesion policy, Agerpres reports.

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