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Telecom .IT: Broadband internet connections advance 7pct, to 3.8 million in 2013

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Broadband internet connections in Romania reached 3.8 million in 2013, up 7 per cent from the previous year, while 60 per cent of the individual landline internet connections allow data transfer speeds of at least 30 Mbps, according to the annual report released on Monday by the National Communications Administration and Regulatory Authority (ANCOM).Out of the total number of broadband internet connections, nearly 3.5 million belonged to individuals, up 8 per cent form 2012, ...

Number of Romanians with Facebook account reaches 7.2 million, in April

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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The number of Romanians who have a Facebook account in April this year reached 7.2 million, increasing 2.85 per cent from the last report of February, show the data quantified by facebrands.ro, a website monitoring the pages created on the popular social media network, in Romania.According to Facebrands statistics, the persons aged from 25 to 34 years (29.8 per cent of the total) hold the first place in terms of frequently logging on Facebook.The following places are ...

Orange Romania launches new Butterfly tariff plans

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Orange Romania has announced its new 'Fluture (Butterfly)' range, which offer customers who opt for a rechargeable tariff lots of benefits and the flexibility they need to create a plan that best suits their communication needs. With the Orange Junior and Orange Young offering, children and young people gain access to the Orange PrePay add-ons at EUR 5 and EUR 6 which have been included in the Fluture 9 and Fluture 12 tariff plans. With this offer, customers get control over any ...

Real estate: 40-ml euros worth investment in new office building project

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Element Development construction company is going to invest 40 million euros in a new office building project to be developed on the exact location of the former Grivita beer factory, while preserving at the same time a part of the historic buildings on this field, according to a release of the company.'We are going to invest up to 40 million euros in the new project. Our goal is to capitalise on the potential of the location, while at the same ...

Cars: Dacia, leader in car sales increase in EU in first quarter

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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New car registrations in Europe recorded in March 2014 were in tune with the current trend, March being the seventh consecutive month in which car sales increased, the Dacia car make having the highest annual increase rate (53.5 percent), said on Tuesday the European Automobile Manufacturer\'s Association (ACEA).A number of 1.449 million cars were registered last month in the European Union, a 10.6 percent recorded growth when compared to March of last year. In the first three ...

Healthcare: Gov't allots over 150 M lei to expansion works on SUUB Oncology Unit

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Government will allot over 150 million lei to the investment in expansion works on the oncology unit of the Bucharest Emergency University Hospital (SUUB), with a radiotherapy department to be included in the ward, according to a resolution adopted on Wednesday, the Government's Press Office informs.The project is funded from the national budget, through the budget of the Health Ministry, and also from other sources legally established, according to the ...

Infrastructure : Transport Master Plan finalized; to be sent to EC after public debate

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Transport Master Plan, comprised of 530 priority projects referring to road, rail, naval, air and intermodal transport, has been finalized and will be sent to the European Commission following the public debate stage, said Prime Minister Victor Ponta last Wednesday during the cabinet meeting.'(Transport) Minister (Dan) Sova told me today that, finally, the list of projects that are accepted as part of the Transport Master Plan, around 530 projects - road, rail, naval, air ...

Projects under Transport Master Plan worth 14.9 billion euros, 90pct for roads, railroads

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The total worth of the projects under Romania's Transport Master Plan is 14.9 billion euros in market prices, throughout 2020, with the projects for roads and railroads making up 90 per cent of the total costs in such scenario, reads the document posted on the website of the Transport Ministry.'The railway sector makes up 45 per cent of the total updated costs, while roads have a slightly smaller weigh of just 44 per cent. The remaining 10 per cent ...

Tourism : Gorj County, perfect destination for adventure sports

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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People keen on adventure from all around the country and even abroad can quench their thirst for adrenaline in Gorj\'s mountains, possessors of an exquisite tourist potential, among the most complete and diverse in Romania, offering those interested dozens of tourist activities both in the summer and in the winter season.Gorj was blessed with mountains, valleys, hills, caves, whitewater rivers and forests, all offering adventure sports aficionados the breath of fresh air they ...

Agriculture : Romania - among the top three wine-producing countries in the world

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Romania obtained the special \'Vinitaly 2014 Nation Award\' for its Murfatlar wines in the Vinitaly International Wine competition, carried out over March 27-31 in Verona, in the end of the competition ranking among the top three wine-producing countries in the worlds, according to a release of Vinrom, the employers\' organization of Romanian wine, wine-based products and alcoholic beverages producers in Romania.Romania ended the competition ranking among the top three ...

Agri-food product trade balance registered 35 million euro surplus, in January

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The agri-food trade balance in January 2014 registered a 35 million euro surplus compared with January 2013, Vice Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Daniel Constantin told a specialist conference on Tuesday.'The figures for January are encouraging, because the trend of the surplus growth registered in 2013 on the agri-food trade balance continues. Thus, in January 2014, there was a surplus of 35 million euros compared with January 2013, when things were better than in ...

Cars: Automobile industry grows by 19% in first three months

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New car registrations in Romania grew by 19% in the first quarter to 13,300 units compared to the similar period of 2013, when 9,679 units were registered, as a result of a 10% increase against January –March 2012, according to DRPCIV data.   March was a very good month for the industry with 4,577 new cars registered, an increase of ...

Dacia production capacity can no longer be increased; third carmaker could set up locally

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The production capacity of Romanian Dacia carmaker can no longer be developed, since it is at its upper limit, but a third producer can set up in Romania, provided the circumstances are beneficial, Dacia Administration Board vice president Constantin Stroe, who also chairs the Romanian Automobile Builders Association (ACAROM) said.'Dacia's capacity can no longer be developed. Firstly, a capacity that can be profitably managed stands ...

Infrastructure: German ambassador: Suceava needs a highway to the west

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Hans Werner Lauk, the German ambassador to Bucharest declared in Suceava recently that the development of the area needs transport infrastructure connecting Suceava to the central European network, attracting investors, Mediafax informs.   The ambassador added that the area should be connected by highway both to corridor IX north-south which ...

Bulgaria, Greece and Romania rank low for transport infastructure

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The European Commission has published for the first time a scoreboard on transport infrastructure ranking the EU's 28 member states. It finds a wide deviation between countries.The Netherlands and Germany top the scoreboard with high scores in 11 categories, followed by Sweden, the UK and Denmark.Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, and Romania rank at the bottom of the ...

A total of 1,400 km in ongoing and new highway projects scheduled to commence in 2015

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ongoing and new highway projects that will commence in 2015 total over 1,400 kilometers, divided into 17 sections, the longest of which is the Brasov - Bacau stretch, with 170 kilometers, Minister of Transport Dan Sova told a workshop held as part of the Infrastructure Business Summit Conference organized by the National Union of Romanian County Councils.The Minister said that 242.356 km of highway were opened to traffic between 2012 ...

Tourism: Germany ranks second in Romanian tourists’ preferences

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Germany ranks second among preferences of Romanian tourists in Europe. It has become an important holiday destination in the Romanian market, according to the German Travel Organization DZT, present in Romania.   At the same time in 2013 Germany recorded 637,882 night accommodations of Romanian tourists and visitors, on the rise by 14.6% ...

Covasna resort - oasis of health where sick hearts recover

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A healthy heart beats normally around 60 - 80 times per minute, day and night, uninterrupted. Any change in the frequency can be a sign for concern, but too few people find the time to listen to their heartbeat.According to statistics, cardiovascular and circulatory system diseases affect millions of people yearly in the entire world, especially men, while in Romania they are the main cause of death. Given the situation, a hotel or a ...

Agriculture: Romania ranks first in EU for corn grown area in 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

for corn yield, according to statistic data on “Vegetal agricultural yield for main cultures in 2013” made by the National Statistic Institute (INS).   INS shows that the area growing corn in 2013 represented 47.1% of the area growing cereals, while the area growing wheat was 39%.The cereal yield grew by 63.9% against the ...

Romania ranks 12th in top of largest wine producers in the world in 2013

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

With a production of 4.276 hl, on the rise by 29% compared to 2012, Romania ranked 12th in the top of the largest world producers according to statistics of the International Vine and Wine Organization , EFE informs.Italy ranks first with 44.9 million hl, but Spain surpassed France ranking second with 31% increase in wine production to 42.7 million hl against 42 million hl in ...

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