Approximately 540 km of roads are being rehabilitated or built. The total length of roads for which tender contests to choose contractors were launched or will be yet launched this year is of 460 km and the cost of the works was estimated at over 6.6 billion lei, Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Anatol Usatyi stated in a meeting with representatives of building companies, IPN reports.
According to the minister, tender contests for the rehabilitation of the R13 Bălți-Florești, G50 Florești-Nicolaevca-Sângerei, R26 Mihailovca-Cimișlia, R30 Căușeni-Ștefan Vodă, R31 Tudora-Palanca and other roads were held so far this year. There will be announced tender contests to renovate the Bălți-Criva and Florești-Nicolaevca-Sângerei roads and bypassing roads in Cimișlia and Vulcănești.
“We plan to launch tender contests for designing works and for carrying out feasibility studies from different sources. The total length is of 850 km and the cost is of over 15 billion lei. We are preparing the packages of documents. If you decide to come to Moldova to invest in equipment, personnel, factories, in your future, you have work to do during many years to come,” stated Anatol Usatyi, noting the repair works will be financed with foreign funds and also with money from the Road Fund, for regional and local roads.
According to Boris Gherasim, president of the Association of Road Entrepreneurs of Moldova, the business entities want things concerning the ongoing and future road rehabilitation projects to be clear as weather permits executing works at present. There should be permanent funds intended for road rehabilitation works as the best workers leave during the three-four month-period when no works are performed.
As to the projects presented by the authorities, Boris Gherasim said the local entrepreneurs practically do not have chances to win tender contests even if they form associations as the amount of work is too large. A solution is to divide the roads into more sections.
According to the data of the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, the national network of public roads exceeds 10,000 km, almost 6,000 km of which, primarily national and regional roads, are managed by the Ministry through the State Road Administration. The about 4,000 km of local roads are maintained by district councils. The exact length of communal roads and streets managed by mayor’s offices is not known, but is estimated at 30,000 km.