Romanian state plans two new highway projects under EUR 2 bln concession contracts

The Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads (CNADNR) intends to organize a tender for the design and construction of two highway projects. The planned new highway schemes are for  Craiova-Pitesti and Ploiesti-Buzau-Focsani, and will value up to EUR 2 billion.

The first contract, for Craiova to Pitesti, has an estimated value from EUR 822 million to EUR 1.1 billion. The winning contractor will have to design, finance, build, maintain and operate the highway section for a maximum of 30 years. Adjudication procedures are expected to start on June 28, 2013.

Prime Minister Victor Ponta called this a priority project, with options for a highway or an express way open, depending on traffic intensity.

The two projects have come back into the spotlight after being halted for a while due to CNADNR’s focus on developing Pan-European Corridor IV.

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