EIB inks EUR 1.5 mln consultancy contract with Romania’s Health Ministry

Newsroom 05/12/2016 | 16:30

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed an agreement of consultancy services with the Health Ministry of Romania worth EUR 1.5 million aiming to facilitate the development of three regional hospitals in Iasi, Cluj-Napoca and Craiova.

The construction of the new hospitals is included in the Romanian Strategy for health sector and in the Operational Regional Program for 2014-2020 period. They are part of the strategic network comprising eight regional hospitals, offering a national coverage of integrated medical services and assistance for the patients who need urgent interventions.

„EIB experts will consult Romania regarding the way in which medical services can be improved within the country. We are interest in supporting the constructions of ultra-modern facilities, the type of healthcare assistance that EU citizens from the XXI century deserve,” said the EIB vice-president Vazil Hudak, responsible for consultancy services.

He added that Romania will benefit of assistance through the intermediary of European Platform of Counselling regarding the investments (EIAH – European Investment Advisory Hub), part of the Investments Plan for Europe launched in 2014.

The vice president of European Commission Jyrki Katainen also said „Our commitment is to ensure that the investment plan brings benefits to all the 28 member states. The agreement from today between the Council Platform and the Romanian Government will offer the necessary specialized technical assistance at local level to prepare the construction of three new hospitals in Romania. This is a concrete example of the increase in the future objective of the geographic coverage that the investments plan has, especially in the countries included in the cohesion policy.”

„The European Bank of Investments is the partner that we need to prepare through the European Platform of Council the most important three investments in Romanian health sector: the regional hospitals from Cluj, Iasi and Craiova.The specialized technical technique offered through the platform will contribute to the elimination of the obstacles from the essential infrastructure development and the successful implementation of the Investments Plan for Europe at the Eastern boarders of the Union,” said Vlad Voiculescu, the Romanian minister of Healthcare.

Georgiana Bendre

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