Last week, the Prime Minister of Romania, Mr. Marcel Ciolacu, led a high level delegation with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Mr. Sorin Mihai Grindeanu, Representatives of the Romanian National Road Infrastructure Company – C.N.A.I.R. S.A., and other government officials, aimed at inspecting the progress of works during the construction of the A1 Motorway Lugoj-Deva, a partially built motorway that connects Bucharest with the Banat and Crișana regions in the western part of the country.

IRD Engineering is currently providing all construction supervision services on Lot 2, a section almost 10 kilometres-long and with a 2 kilometres-long double pipe tunnel, being the only missing part to complete the highway between Sibiu and the border with Hungary.

“There are 35 lots under construction in Romania at the moment, all express roads and highways, for a total of 750 kilometres”, declared Prime Minister Ciolacu, adding that during the current mandate of Minister Grindeanu, other 1,000 kilometres were successfully opened to traffic.

When completed, the A1 will be 581 kilometres-long and will span the country on the approximative south-east to north west direction. The motorway starts in the western part of Bucharest and connects the major cities of Pitești, Sibiu, Deva, Timișoara, and Arad, reaching Hungary’s M43 motorway near Nădlac. Since the motorway is built along the Trans-European Transport Networks Rhine-Danube Corridor, its construction receives 85% funding from the European Union.

IRD Engineering supervises the project, ensuring its progress aligns with all the set objectives, even in challenging terrain conditions. Our ongoing efforts and collaboration with partners will ensure the project’s completion according to high standards and on time, bringing significant benefits for national mobility and connectivity.

Nowadays, IRD Engineering is leading the supervision during the construction of important infrastructure schemes in many countries in Europe and Asia, including Italy, Montenegro, Nepal, Romania, Laos, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, North Macedonia, Moldova, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mongolia, India, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Albania, Uzbekistan, Kosovo, Belgium, or Latvia.

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