EUR 129 million from the Cohesion Fund is invested in six projects to guarantee better access to drinking water in Romania.
Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Creţu said: «These six projects are concrete examples of European solidarity. Everyone should have access to safe water, in Romania as in some other regions of Europe, has not yet been achieved. Thanks to these EU-funded projects, hundreds of thousands of Romanians will be able to benefit from drinking water on a daily basis».
18.5 million euros will finance the extension and / or renovation of numerous infrastructures (reservoirs, distribution network etv) in the regopm of Vâlcea. In the Jiu Valley, Hunedoara region € 60.7 million is invested to link the 110,000 inhabitants of the area to a modern water distribution and treatment system. In Bacău, eastern Romania, € 15.7 million is invested to ensure better treatment of wastewater. € 8.6 million will improve access to clean water for more than 155,000 people in Bistriţa-Năsăud. 8.2 million euros will help improve water quality and better protect the environment in Tulcea region, near the Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. € 17.4 million will help connect nearly 380,000 people to a modern water and sewerage network in Braşov./IBNA