Romanian-Chinese negotiations carried on for high-speed Bucharest-Iasi rail connection

Newsroom 02/09/2014 | 11:36

Romania’s government initiated discussions with several companies on China on the possibility of developing a high-speed rail connection between Bucharest and Iasi that could also connect Chisinau to the Romanian capital, given that the European Commission is opposing a similar connection between Bucharest and Constanta.

Prime-Minister Victor Ponta wanted to inspect high-speed trains in China on Tuesday, alongside Ioan Rus, minister of Transport, writes Mediafax.

Ponta announced on this occasion that the European Commission does not agree with another project for a high-speed rail connection between Bucharest and Constanta.

“Now mister Rus has initiated more advanced discussions because we can’t run this pilot project on the Bucharest-Constanta line, which is a European Corridor and the Commission is opposed to a new project. We’ve made this proposal and next we have feasibility studies, it would be a line that connects Bucharest-Iasi and further on to Chisinau”, according to Ponta.

The chief of the government believes that next year we could find out if the project is viable.

“In 2015, after we finish with elections and all the other things that usually prevent projects in Romania”, Ponta argued.

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