The project concerns drinking water treatment and distribution, as well as wastewater collection and treatment, located in Neamt and Harghita county in Romania.
The projects fall under the Romanian National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), priority Axis 1 of the Sectorial Operational Programmes (SOP) for Environment for the 2007-2013 programming period. This programme is financed by the Structural Programme Loan NSRF Cofinancing Facility. The purpose of the project is to achieve compliance with EU drinking water and urban wastewater directives as well as to promote greater sustainability in water services and resource management.
All projects comprising rehabilitation and development of networks in smaller agglomerations fall under Annex II of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and were screened out by the competent authority. The results of the EIA process were reviewed by DG Environment.
The promoter, Regional Operating Company, responsible for public procurement, is subject to EU public procurement regulations (Directive 2004/17/EC for utilities). The Bank will require the promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (2004/17/EC as well as Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC) as interpreted by the Court of Justice of the EU, with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where required.
Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).
General enquiries and comments
The EIB is committed to open communication and encourages constructive stakeholder input regarding its activities.
Enquiries and comments concerning the EIB’s involvement in a project or the financing facilities, activities, organisation and objectives of the EIB, can be sent to the EIB Infodesk.
Alternatively, the EIB can be contacted through its external offices.
Queries regarding details of a specific project, in particular when it is under appraisal by the EIB, should preferably be addressed directly to project promoters.
Zero tolerance against fraud and corruption
The EIB has a zero tolerance policy on fraud or corruption. To report allegations of fraud and corruption relating to EIB-financed projects, please contact the Fraud and Investigation division. All complaints will be treated as strictly confidential and handled in line with the EIB investigation procedures and the Anti-Fraud Policy.