The government maintains its unequivocal commitment to fulfilling the obligations related to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, declared Prime minister Nicolae Ciuca during the meeting of the Coordination Committee of the PNRR, held on Monday at the Victoria Palace, which was attended by guests and officials from the European Commission, according to a Government release.
The premier’s messages focused on aspects related to the fulfillment of the goals and milestones assumed by Romania within the PNRR, in the new context created by the overlapping crises facing the whole of Europe.
“The head of the Executive requested the ministers to find solutions for the implementation of the necessary milestones in order to advance the second payment request. The reforms that the PNRR involves contribute to increasing Romania’s resilience, including by preparing society and the economy for the future,” the press release states.
He also reiterated the desire of the Executive to maintain a dialogue as close as possible with the experts of the European Commission, as he had recently conveyed to the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, during his visit to Brussels.
In the context, he pointed out that the PNRR was designed as an instrument to respond to the crisis, to accelerate the post-pandemic recovery and that at the time of its approval, in September 2021, Europe was not facing the overlapping of the energy crisis with the inflation crisis and the of security generated by the war in Ukraine, considering, therefore, that certain milestones will have to be adjusted in order to respond to the multiple crisis.
“I think that it is an expression of the resilience of the Union itself, the ability to adjust its response where it is absolutely necessary. Romania considers RePower EU very important, as a tool to respond to the energy crisis, but also to ensure the strategic independence of the Union, especially in regarding the import of energy from Russia. Its reflection in the PNRR will have to have an impact in terms of ensuring the capacity of the member states to respond to the challenges generated by accelerated geopolitical events since the beginning of this year,” Ciuca also declared.
12 new contracts financed through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, worth over 1.4 billion lei, signed by the Minister of Development
The Minister of Development, Public Works and Administration, Cseke Attila, signed, on Monday, in the presence of the Prime Minister Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca and the general director of SG RECOVER within the European Commission, Celine Gauer, 12 new contracts financed through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, worth over 1.4 billion lei and aimed at seismic consolidation works and energy efficiency of buildings.
The contracts concluded between the local public authorities and the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration aim at the energy renovation and seismic consolidation of some public and residential buildings, and their total value is 1,402,767,238.52 lei, states a press release sent by the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration (MDLPA).
On this occasion, Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca urged the representatives of the local authorities to stay close to the Ministry of Development and collaborate for the implementation of the projects financed by the Renovation Wave, through which Romania has the chance to invest over 5.5 billion euros for renovation, modernization and increasing energy efficiency, in a period where the crisis shows us how important every gesture is to lead to a moderate consumption of energy.
“The projects signed today have a very high value and are extremely important, especially in the context of the earthquake felt in Romania, the past few days. Among the 12 contracts, two funding requests are aimed at the seismic consolidation and moderate energy renovation of some multi-family residential buildings in the counties of Buzau and Caras-Severin, included in the RSI (rock-structure interaction) class of seismic risk, and one has as its objective the integrated renovation of the Bucur Maternity Hospital, an objective of particular importance both for the children who are born here and for their families,” the minister emphasized.
Compiled from Agerpres