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04.02.2011 16:19
Transylvania Highway Construction Work to Continue In 2011
According to prime minister Emil Boc, the Transylvania Highway is one of the Government's priorities.

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Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc said Thursday that construction work on the Transylvania Highway will continue this year on two sectors, namely Gilau-Nadaselu and Suplacu de Barcau, Mediafax reported.

Boc said money from the state budget has been earmarked to pay off debts to American company Bechtel, the constructor of the Transylvania Highway.

The prime minister said public road authority CNADNR and Bechtel are holding talks on setting prices considering cost standards, as well as on overdue debts and payment schedule.

According to Boc, the Transylvania Highway is one of the Government's priorities. On December 4, Boc said works on the Transylvania Highway would continue in 2011 and the Government was seeking ways to continue funding the project.

The construction of the Transylvania Highway, which links central Brasov to western Bors on the border with Hungary, started in 2004 based on a EUR 2.2 billion contract attributed to U.S. constructor Bechtel. Works were halted mid-2005, when authorities started looking into contracts concluded under the previous government. The deadline for the completion of works was extended until 2013 from the initial 2012.

TAGS: Romania | highway | Transilvania | construction | Emil | Boc 

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