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EU providing 70 mln euro to Romania to improve water, wastewater infrastructure

EU providing 70 mln euro to Romania to improve water, wastewater infrastructure Source: EBRD

BUCHAREST (Romania), March 18 (SeeNews) - The European Commission said on Friday it approved the allocation of a total 70 million euro ($77 million) to Romania to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in Romania’s Sibiu and Brasov counties.

The investment from the Cohesion Fund will finance a project for laying 10 km of wastewater collection pipes and 40 km of new sewerage network pipes, the Commission said in a press release.

Twenty-six new domestic wastewater pumping stations will be built and refurbished. In addition, the project will connect households to the sewerage network eliminating the need for septic tanks. The surface-water catchment area will be rehabilitated, 156 km of new main transmission pipes laid and 55 km of main pipes rehabilitated.

In total, 164 km of drinking water distribution network will be built and 100 km will be rehabilitated.

($= 0.9062 euro)

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