The government wants to build a new airport in the South of Bucharest that should have at least two terminals and a capacity of 30 million passengers per year. Executive spokesman Nelu Barbu provided details about the eight strategic investments, including the airport.
“The size of the airport will have to be designed for traffic of approximately 30 million passengers on a surface of no more than 600 hectares and be equipped with at least two terminals. As soon as such areas are identified by the local authorities, these authorities can participate in setting up the project company,” explained Nelu Barbu.
Talks about a new airport near the Capital city, located in the south of town, are not new, but it never finalized in a project. The govern is intending to find a private company to create a public-private partnership, a company that would have the responsibility to carry out the project. But it will not be easy to find such a partner and it didn’t even start finding the area where an airport can be built.
Bucharest South Airport, could become a transit point for passengers traveling to Asia, Pacific, but also to Europe or America.
Apart from the airport, there are seven other strategic investment projects that will be started in the next period in a public-private partnership: the construction of two regional hospitals, electric transport and a national bank of blood, human plasma and stem cells.
“Today’s Government meeting has adopted a government decision, basically the second strategic investment package, to be prepared and awarded in a public-private partnership by the National Commission for Strategy and Prognosis” he pointed out.
Another project concerns the complex arrangement of the Arges and Dambovita rivers for navigation. It is mainly concerned with the carriage of goods but also with passengers, by making a waterway between Bucharest and the Danube.
“Other benefits, such as electricity, irrigation, flood protection, tourism, fish farming or greening, are also being considered,” he said. The Siret Baragan Master Channel assures the provision of water resources for the execution of irrigation systems for an area of approximately 475,000 hectares, of which 80 percent do not currently benefit from pumping systems.
“The channel should have a total length of 190 kilometers, out of which the first section located in Vrancea County, which is 50 km long and from which work started 11 km – already 5.7 km from it are functional – the second 140 kilometers long section will cross the Buzau and Ialomita counties until Dridu accumulating, “the Executive spokesman explained.