Construction sector

An Expert's View about Railways and Road Building in Romania

Posted on: 15 Mar 2012

The largest investments in the country's transport infrastructure will be made in the sectors of road development.

Construction sector in Romania The largest investments in the country's transport infrastructure will be made in the sectors of road development, as Romania's import and export sectors are tied to it. Market overview Romania's transport network is generally well connected with the rest of the EU, with 108,500km of roads covering the country. However, the level of maintenance and modernisation in the Romanian transport grid positions Romania behind its EU counterparts. This is reflected in the generally low proportion of paved roads (30.2% of the total) and motorways (only 228km) to the overall size of the road network. Indeed, beyond the capital and major inter-city corridors such as Bucharest-Sofia and Bucharest-Budapest, the quality of roads is not suitable for major commercial transport. Key opportunities Highways under execution with completion in 2011-2012 ? Suplacu de Barcau - Bors - 64 km (963 M Euro) ? Arad bypass - 12.5 km (173 M Euro) ? Arad-Timisoara - 32.2 km (194 M Euro) ? Bucuresti-Moara Vlasiei - 19.5 km (492 M Euro) ? Moara Vlasiei-Ploiesti - 42.5 km (318.60 M Euro) ? Cernavoda-Medgidia - 19.3 km (211 M Euro) ? Constanta Bypass ? 22.1 km (192 M Euro) ? Medgidia-Constanta - 31.5 km (203 M Euro) Highways to be launched in 2011 ? Nadlac-Arad - 38.8 km (234 M Euro) ? Timisoara-Lugoj - 35.6 km (217 M Euro) ? Orastie-Sibiu and Sebes bypass - 82 km (693 M Euro) ? Deva-Orastie - 32.8 km (365 M Euro) ? Lugoj-Deva - 99.5 km (1,025 M Euro) Highways under preparation ? Mihailesti-Suplacu de Barcau - 74 km ? Gilau-Mihailesti - 25 km ? Campia Turzii-Targu Mures - 36 km ? Sighisoara-Targu Mures - 56 km ? Sibiu-Pitesti - 116.6 km ? Fagaras-Sighisoara - 52 km ? Comarnic-Brasov - 55 km ? Targu Mures-Iasi-Ungheni - 307 km ? Focsani-Albita - 133 km ? Brasov-Fagaras - 53 km ? Ploiesti-Comarnic - 48.5 km ? Ploiesti-Buzau-Focsani - 133 km ? Constanta-Vama Veche - 53 km Bypasses (EU funding) ? Finalised and in operation: 5 by-passes Latest export opportunities - Construction Latest export opportunities - Romania Getting into the market Much will depend on the nature of your business e.g. trading, manufacturing or representative, and whether you are aiming at the domestic or the export market. Setting up a representative office is straightforward, but activities are limited to marketing and auxiliary services on behalf of the parent company. Other permitted business presences are limited liability joint stock companies, branch offices and joint venture partnerships. It is often useful to have a local partner to deal with local bureaucracy. For those entering the Romanian market for the first time, appointing a local representative is the most sensible initial approach. Selection of a potential distributor/agent can be facilitated through a service commissioned from the British Embassy. If an agency agreement is to be signed, a competent local lawyer should be consulted. The British Embassy's Trade & Investment Section (Tel: 00 4021 201 7200) can provide details. More about doing business in Romania Contacts Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits though our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country - or contact your local international trade team. ? Raluca Tudor, Senior Trade Adviser Tel: +40 (0)21 201 7368 or email: ? Luiza Craciun, Trade Development Adviser Tel: +40 (0)21 201 7260 or email: Contact your local international trade team Events Construct Expo Date: 29 March ? 1 April 2012 Website address: CAMEX Date: all year round in various cities in the country Website address: Latest events - Construction Latest events - Romania Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 15 March 2012