Romania hopes to obtain EU funds for Brasov airport

The municipality of Brasov is trying to obtain financing from the European Union for the completion of the airport in Brasov, an important historical and cultural center for Romania, with great tourism and business expansion potential.

The authorities have already signed for the beginning of the construction of the terminal of the future airport, as well as being the most expensive part. However, the municipality hopes to obtain funding from the European Union from a project within the operational program of infrastructure.

The Minister of European Funds in Romania, Roxana Minzatu as well as the representatives of the national authority for managing the operational project, visited the site of Brasov airport on Thursday, October 30th.

Moreover, the European Commission has already approved the preparation of the project with the support of the European Investment Bank JASPERS.

 

The project for obtaining the European investment funds includes the take-off / landing runway, worth 13 million euros, but completed in 2014, the taxi area and the aircraft parking area, built during 2018-2019 with 8 million euros. It also includes the design and execution of the passenger terminal for which the purchase contract was signed in August 2019 (36 million euros), marking and systematization (15 million euros), perimeter equipment and radio-navigation (4 million euros) . The procedures for these acquisitions have already been initiated.

On August 21, 2019, the City of Brasov signed the contract for the construction of the terminal. The works will also be executed by an association that includes the construction company Bog’Art, UTI Grup and UTI Facility Management.

Therefore, Brasov – Ghimbav International Airport would be completed in 2021. This would be the first airport built in Romania, after 1989.

The cost of the entire project would amount to 145.5 million lei, a project in which the bus station would be built on three levels on an area of ​​11,789 square meters.