EU’s Cohesion Fund invests EUR 266 million in healthier, more accessible drinking water in Romania

Georgeta Gheorghe 19/07/2017 | 17:49

The European Union’s Cohesion Fund is investing EUR 266 million in four major infrastructure projects and water management in Romania.

These projects of the cohesion policy perfectly reflect a Europe that cares about the wellbeing of its citizens as well as about environment protection. Romanian homes that from now on have access to a clean water due to our investments, here is a concrete example of the added value of the EU,” EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu said.

In Botosani county, in north east of the country, EUR 47 million will be invested to expand and modernize the current drinkable water distribution system and the treatment of wastewater, which will benefit 187,000 people.

In Ilfov County, in the outskirts of Bucharest, the EU is investing EUR 196.5 million to clean and improve the wastewater collection system for 1.5 million people, including the wastewater processing plant in Glina and works to improve the sewage network in this area.

Other EUR 11,5 million will be used to expand and renovate the drinking water distribution network for 175,000 inhabitants in Hunedoara County, Transylvania. Not least, almost EUR 11 million will be used to update the water distribution and processing network for 22,000 people in Timis county, western Romania.

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