The Spanish builders of Lot 3 of the Lugoj-Deva Highway announce that they intend to take the Romanian state to court
The Spanish builders of Lot 3 of the Lugoj-Deva Highway announce that they are seriously considering taking the Romanian state to court for terminating the contract for the works in question. In a press release, the representatives of the Association that won this contract consider that the transport minister, Răzvan Cuc, has abandoned this document in an abusive way. The constructors consider that it was a blockade invented by the Romanian authorities and warn that they will inform the competent European organizations about this situation. After the cancellation of the contract, the general director of the National Company for the Administration of Road Infrastructure explained that more than 60 non-conformities were identified during the construction, which could be a record. The institution asked the builders to increase the warranty of the works from 4 to 10 years, a fact which was finally rejected by them. The project will now be taken over by CNAIR to carry out the latest works. Authorities hope traffic will be open on this road most likely by the end of the year.
Work on the railway line will begin next week
Work on the railway line linking Henri Coandă International Airport to the North Railway Station will begin next week. For this reason, starting from Monday at 12:00, the traffic priority changes in the current roundabout direction, from the exit from the airport and the main flow of access to the airport from Bucharest will be slightly modified. The railway connection between the airport and the station should be ready in May, next year, before Bucharest hosts the matches of the European Football Championship, the project costs exceed 400 million lei.
INS announces that the unemployment rate in Romania increased to 3.9 percent in July 2019
The unemployment rate in Romania increased to 3.9 percent in July 2019, according to the National Institute of Statistics. This is an increase of 0.1 percentage points compared to the rate recorded in the previous month. The number of unemployed estimated for July this year was 352.000 people. The figure is down from the same month last year, with 24.000 people. By sex, male unemployed are more than female unemployed by 1.1%, according to the INS.