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Romania to receive EUR 534 mln grant for clean water and healthcare

The European Commission has approved an investment package worth over 1.4 billion EUR for 14 major infrastructure projects in 7 Member States

  • March 19, 2020 21:30
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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On 17 March 2020, the European Commission announced an investment initiative worth over 1.4 billion EUR from EU funds for 14 major infrastructure projects. They will be implemented in seven member states: Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain.

The projects cover several strategic aspects, such as environment, health, transport, and energy, for a smarter, low carbon Europe. The grants represent a massive investment to stimulate the European economy, to protect the environment and to improve the quality of life of citizens and social well-being.

In this regard, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreia, announced: “In such difficult times for our continent, it is crucial that Cohesion policy continues to play its role in supporting the economy for the benefit of our citizens. Today’s major project adoptions show that EU funding, and Cohesion policy in particular, delivers concrete results, helping regions and cities to become a safer, cleaner and more comfortable place for people and business. Many of the approved projects also help delivering on the goals of the European Green Deal. When the European Commission, Member States and regions join forces, we can achieve a lot.

Around 700, 000 Romanians will benefit from upcoming investments

In Romania, 486.6 million EUR will ensure access to better drinking water and to the adequate treatment of wastewater. Over 400,000 people in southwest Romania will benefit from this good news. From the prevention of groundwater contamination in Suceava county will benefit 220,000 inhabitants.

In addition, the EU will also invest 47 million euros from the European Regional Development Fund to improve the quality and efficiency of health services in the Northeast region of Romania. Thanks to this financial support, which will benefit 90,000 inhabitants, patients will receive high-quality treatment and the number of deaths and long-term disabilities will be reduced.

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