The Ministry of Transports intends to implement some projects amounting to a total 1.3 billion euros meant to improve the navigation on the Danube by developing harbours and to modernize the railway system, relevant minister Ramona Manescu told an event organized by the Embassy of Great Britain.
'Romania will get financing from European money for these major projects. I mean the modernization of the railway system, but also the modernization of 16 harbours on the Danube and the Black Sea. The total investments we are going to make amount to 1.3 billion euros, a sum that is not at all to be neglected, which we hope will bring us much more. And we hope that this investment will multiply in the economy,' said Manescu.
She emphasized the fact that the potential of the Danube was very little used at present, only 10-20 percent of the goods shipped on the Rhine.
In his turn Ambassador of Great Britain Martin Harris made it clear that, much more than ever, Romania needed rapid transport routes for it to be connected to the other European countries.
Several flights are needed every day, more rapid trains and the strategic port of Constanta (south-eastern Romania) should be used at its entire potential. We have here 20 British companies working in transports, engineering and constructions. Transports are a key sector in the strategic partnership between Romania and Great Britain, added Harris. AGERPRES