21 august

Rehabilitation starts for Chisinau-Ungheni-Sculeni road

Beginning today and for the next two years, the road Chisinau-Ungheni-Sculeni on the national route R1 will undergo rehabilitation in a 80 million euro project with financing from the European Investment Bank, IPN reports.

Attending the launch of the project, Prime Minister Iurie Leanca highlighted the importance of the route R1 for Moldova's economy. “The Azeri contractor (Evrascon) will create some 400 new jobs, where skilled workers will get competitive salaries. In this way, we have achieved another objective”, said Leanca.

The road Chisinau-Ungheni-Sculeni is about 100 kilometers long. Evrascon will reconstruct two segments, encompassed between kilometers 6-24 and 74-96. The second contractor, the Czech company OHL, will reconstruct the segment encompassed between kilometers 24 and 68, will rehabilitate ten bridges and will build a railroad crossing, in addition to a 8 kilometers long bypass near Ungheni town.

The Government said in a press release that by 2017 the authorities plan to rehabilitate a total of 978 kilometers of national roads. To this point, 82.5 kilometers of roads have already been rehabilitated with support from Moldova's external development partners, and 176 other will follow by the end of the year. The financing comes from the European Commission, the European Investment Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and the U.S.-funded MCC Global Compact.