The Romanian Minister Delegate for infrastructure projects of national interest and foreign investments, Dan Şova has announced a new deadline for the construction of the Arad-Nădlac highway. Dan Şova said both sectors of the road, Arad-Pecica and Pecica-Nădlac will be opened next year, Romania-Insider reports.
Romania-Insider said, the first one is 16.6 kilometers long and 85 percent finished, however the construction stopped this summer after the Austrian contractor Alpine Bau entered insolvency.
Local authorities said hundreds of workers didn’t get their salaries and several companies, including security firms, diners and auto parts stores were left with losses. The Pecica-Nădlac sector is 22.2 km and is only 20 percent completed.
According to Romania-Insider, the Romanian National Company of Motorways (CNADR) canceled the contract last November with an association of three companies from Portugal and Romania because they failed to perform obligations.
Romania-Insider said, recently, the National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) has started investigating the Romanian associate Romstrade company for misuse of funds. A new bid was held and CNADR announced in August that the Pecica-Nădlac segment would be finished by two companies: the Italian Astaldi and German Max Boegl.
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