Works on the first Romanian eco-district will begin in the second half of 2012

Newsroom 17/10/2011 | 13:26

The Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism has presented, in a seminar organized by the Swedish Trade Council and the Embassy of Sweden in Romania, last week, the concept of Antiaeriana eco-district that will be built in the South West of Bucharest.

The residential complex of approximately 10.000 flats will be built on a strip of 65 hectares, with a projected population density between 100 and 300 inhabitants. The pilot project is placed adjacent to an important development axis of Bucharest. Other buildings will also be constructed on the 110 hectares land that is owned by the local council of Bucharest. This land used to be a former military base and will have a mixed destination, providing housing facilities as well as services and leisure facilities.

Eugen Curteanu, State Secretary in the Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, explained that building works on the project will begin in the second half of 2012 and that investors from South Korea, China and Italy have already expressed interest in managing the construction project. Although no projected cost has been forwarded, Curteanu mentioned as financing sources the public budget, private sources and EU funds.

This eco-district will be built in a public-private partnership and when finished, will be Romania’s flagship of EUROPE 2020 principles on renewable energy consumption and energy conservation. The functions of the new district will complete the current building developments in Bucharest. It will offer easy access to the public transportation system and a connection to Bucharest’s bypass road.       

Ovidiu Posirca

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