January 31, 2023

The Romanian Government to finance the ’Photovoltaic Efficient House’ Programme

The Romanian Government will allocate 3 billion lei (609.731.400 euros) to finance the ‘Photovoltaic Efficient House’ Programme, Environment Minister Tánczos Barna announced on Tuesday. He explained that the number of beneficiaries will be 190,000 and the programme could start in March. Minister Tánczos Barna also explained the documents required for citizens to access this project. „An identity card is needed, a land register extract, proof that the beneficiary has no debts to the state or local budget and, at the end of the installation of the photovoltaic system, the connection certificate, the status of a prosumer – and with these three documents, plus the proof that you have no debts to the state or local budget, you can benefit from this funding”, Barna said.

Romania continues to digitise public institutions

The Romanian authorities continue their efforts to digitise public institutions. The Romanian government adopted on Tuesday a series of provisions related to the government cloud, an official virtual platform through which various data will be accessed, a mechanism that will simplify interactions both between institutions and between the institution and the public. Research and Innovation Minister Sebastian Burduja said that citizens will be informed in real time when their data are accessed and this process will run in a secure system. „By 2026, at least 30 Romanian state institutions will be migrated to the government cloud. So, let’s apply the ‘once only’ principle, once only, to ease the cumbersome bureaucrating process for Romanians. The state will ask the citizen for a certain piece of information only once, after which the institutions are liable to communicate with each other and not let the citizen move to-and-fro between institutions”, said Sebastian Burduja.

Romania’s largest railway station to be modernised

Romanian railway company CFR Infrastructure has launched the tender for the modernisation of the North Station in Bucharest, the largest railway station in Romania. The first stage of the modernisation project costs 470 million lei (95.52 million euros) and the investment will take 55 months to design and execute. The works include the modernisation of the passenger buildings, platforms and electrical installations, and are financed by European funds.

Magda Baciu