Via Carpatia

submitted by Romania

Report:
Year registered: 2020
Type:
Transport
Status:Substantial Progress
3SI countries proposing the project:

Romania

Participating 3SI countries:

Bulgaria, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia

Partner countries:

Greece, Ukraine

* not part of the 3Seas Initiative
Main objectives:
  • The main aim of the project is to create a transport corridor from the Northern part of Europe to the South through the Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Poland, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Romania, Republic of Bulgaria, and Hellenic Republic (Greece).
  • On the Romanian territory it involves the construction of new infrastructure on most of its length or modernisation of some existing roads.
Short description:

The Via Carpatia transport corridor will be a new highway connection between Northern and Southern Europe, integrating the transport systems of the participating countries.

On the Romanian territory there are 3 corridors, as described below :

· Corridor 1 (Southern branch): Bors - Oradea - Arad - Timisoara -Lugoj — Drobeta Turnu Severin — Calafat

· Corridor 2 (Northen branch): Bors - Oradea - Gilau - Cluj Napoca - Turda - Sebes - Sibiu — Pitesti - Bucuresti - Constanta

· Corridor 3: (Eastern branch, towards Galati port) - Siret - Suceava- Pascani - Bacau -Focsani - Braila -Galati.

Calendar of implementation:
  • 2021-2030
    Construction
    1. • 2 lots of Sibiu - Pitesti motorway

    • Sebes -Turda motorway ( 2 lots)

  • 2021-2024
    Design

    Corridor 1

    • Oradea - Arad - feasibility study and technicak design development ongoing and should be finalized by end of 2022

    Corridor 2

    • Suplacu de Barcau - Nadasel
      • Suplacu de Barcau - Nusfalau subsection - contract for technical design and works ongoing and should be finalized in 2023
      • Nusfalau - Zalau section, Meses Tunnel and Zalau - Poarta Salajului section - public tender procedure for techincal design and works is ongoing
      • Poarta Salajului - Zimbor section and Mihaesti - Nadasel section - contract for technical design and works is ongoing and should be finalized in 2024
    • Sibiu - Pitesti
  • 2021 - 2030
    Planning

    Corridor 1

    Sector Lugoj — Drobeta Turnu Severin

    • public tender procedure will be relaunched

    Drobeta Turnu Severin — Calafat

    • public tender procedure for the Feasibility Study is under planning, estimated time for launchig is by the end of 2022

    Corridor 2

    Suplacu de Barcau - Chiribis subsection - public tender procedure ongoing

    Chiribis - Biharia subsection - public tender procedure relaunching under planning

    Corridor 3

    • Corridor 3 is in preparation with an estimated deadline for the design phase is 2022 - 2023
  • 2018 - 2020
    Completed

    Corridor 1

    • Biharia - Bors and Arad-Timisoara -Lugoj Sections are operational having motorway profile

    Corridor 2

    • Biharia - Bors subsection, Nadasel - Gilau and Gilau - Turda, Turda - Sebes (2 lots), Sebes - Sibiu sections are operational having motorway profile
    • Pitesti - Bucharest (including Pitesti bypass) section is operational having motorway profile
    • Bucharest - Constanta (including Constanta bypass) are operational having motorway profile
Budget:

The estimated values (for the works execution stage) of the different road sections which are not yet operational is presented below:

Corridor 1 • Drobeta Turnu Severin Lugoj: 1.345,61 mil. EUR (according to GTMP) • Drobeta Turnu Severin - Calafat: 50,80 mil. EUR (according to GTMP)

Corridor 2 • Nadaselu - Bors motorway section: 1.990,23 mil. EUR (excl. VAT) - based on data available at the level of CNAIR • Sibiu - Pitesti motorway: 3.327,18 mil EUR (excl. VAT) -based on data available at the level of CNAIR

Corridor 3 • Siret Suceava:196,20 mil EUR excl. VAT GTMP, the final value will be available afte completion) • Suceava -Pascani: 289.99 mil EUR excl. VAT (according to GTMP the final value will be available after completion • Pascani - Bacau: 388,94 mil EUR excl. VAT (according to GTMP, the final value will be available after the FS completion) • Bacau - Focsani: 428,30 mil EUR excl. VAT (according to GTMP, the final value will be available after the FS completion) • Focsani - Braila:297,92 mil EUR excl. VAT (according to GTMP, the final value will be available after the FS completion) • Braila - Galati: 155,75 mil EUR excl. VAT(according to the information available at CNAIR level)

11.21B85%
secured
Financing sources:
CEF
National funding
Other sources
Other EU funding

The financing source foreseen at this stage for most of the investment objectives described above is represented by the EU Funds (through the Cohesion Fund and the European Regional Development Fund) , therefore the European Commission is envisaged as the major capital provider, with a potential co-financing rate of 85% of the identified eligible amounts for each objective.