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Agriculture:The Embassy of France: appeal for a partnership addressed to Romanian farmers

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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The Romanian and French ministries of agriculture, the French Embassy and a group of NGOs  launch an appeal to Romanian farmers to develop a partnership meant to professionalise the  agricultural jobs by means of exchanges between the two countries, informs the French Embassy in a press release on Friday. The objective of this partnership is to develop the connection between training, agricultural  exploitation and the companies in the ...

Tourism : Arrivals in tourist accommodation units down 74.5pct in June; 3.9 were foreign tourists

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

• Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the arrivals in the establishments of tourists’ reception with functions of tourists’ accommodation decreased by 74.5%, while the overnight stays decreased by 76.4% in June 2020. • Compared to June 2019, in June 2020 customs registered a decrease in the arrivals of foreign visitors of 68.7 % and a decrease of 68.1% in the departures ...

Romanians spend over EUR 480 million on vacation, business travels in first quarter

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Romanian residents spent over EUR 480 million (RON 2.34 billion) on vacation and business travels in the first quarter of this year, of which 77.6 pct for those targeting domestic destinations, according to data centralized by the National Statistics Institute (INS).Of the total tourist expenses for vacation trips in the first quarter of 2020, 81.3 pct represented travel expenses in the country and 18.7 pct for foreign travels.The peak month for ...

Real Estate: Deals on non-residential real estate market up 21% in H1

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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The volume of commercial real estate transactions in Romania, including offices, retail, industrial and logistics projects, and hotels, reached EUR 410 million in the first half of the year (H1), 21% more than in the same period last year. The properties in Bucharest accounted for almost 90% of the total, according to the report published by real estate consultancy firm JLL Romania. The largest segment was that of offices, which ...

Analysis: Developers have a pipeline of 100,000 sqm of offices and 700 hotel rooms in the Calea Victoriei area of Bucharest

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Calea Victoriei in Bucharest, the 2.8-kilometer-long artery between Pia?a Victoriei and Pia?a Na?iunilor Unite, will continue to grow as an office and hotel hub in the upcoming years, with the developers’ plans to build seven new office buildings and six hotels as a result of investments that could exceed the EUR 300 million threshold, according to an analysis of Cushman & Wakefield Echinox real estate consulting ...

Colliers International: The drop in new demand is starting to be felt în Office Market H1 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

New office space delivered in the first half of the year reached nearly 105,000 square meters, in tune with Colliers International’s estimates, but total demand in Bucharest was down by nearly 28%, to a bit over 124,000 square meters, while new demand halved after an exceptional year, to under 45,000 square meters. Overall, Colliers International consultants do not expect to see too much in terms of new contracts, except for companies that are actually ...

Nasdaq-listed ON Semiconductor leases 3,200 sqm in western Bucharest

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

ON Semiconductor, a provider of integrated circuit and semiconductor solutions, listed on the US stock exchange (Nasdaq), signed for 3,200 sqm office space in the first building of The Light project, developed by River Development. The Light One is the first of the three Class A office buildings planned in the mixed-use office and residential project. The building has a leasable area of 21,653 sqm (GLA) and a height regime of 11 floors (2S plus P plus ...

Two of ten Romanians are interested in acquisition of holiday home within next year 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

 Nearly two thirds of Romanians (64 pct) will choose, this summer, the Romanian littoral for spending holidays, while two in ten persons have said they are interested in buying a holiday home within a year, show the results of a specialty study, centralized by real estate developer Nordis Group, published last Friday.According to Nordis Group's data, the highest interest for holidays on the Romanian seaside was recorded amongst families (78 pct) and youths ...

HAGAG Development Europe builds EUR 16 mln residential project in exclusive Bucharest area

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Israeli real estate developer HAGAG Development Europe has received the construction permit for the premium residential project H Eliade 9 Residence, located in Bucharest's Primaverii neighborhood. The works are scheduled to start in August of this year and involve an investment of EUR 16 mln. The project is over 35% sold, according to data provided by company representatives. The project will be built on a land area of 2,200 ...

Telecom.IT: Internet and mobile data traffic grew by a third during the first two months of the pandemic

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

During the 60-day state of emergency, data and internet traffic increased on average by 26 percent, i.e. by 30 percent on fixed networks and 5 percent on mobile networks, while voice traffic grew on average by 11 percent, compared to the 60 days preceding the introduction of the state of emergency, according to Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM). In the March 16 – May 15 2020 period, ...

Hdealthcare: Centre for military medical scientific research to relocate at Cantacuzino Institute

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The government adopted a draft emergency ordinance under which the Centre for Military Medical Scientific Research will be relocated to the Cantacuzino Institute. A request in this regard came from Defence Minister Nicolae Ciuca."Please approve the introduction on the additional agenda of the draft emergency ordinance on the establishment of measures in the field of research, development, innovation, to amend and supplement OUG 66/2017 establishing measures in the ...

Infrastructure : State aid: Commission approves €1 million Romanian aid scheme for airlines starting or resuming operations at Oradea airport following the coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The European Commission has approved a €1 million Romanian scheme for those airlines resuming or starting flights to and from Oradea airport in Romania. Oradea airport plays an important role in the regional and international connectivity of the country. The scheme was approved under the State ...

A Romanian consortium wins 146 mln euro deal to build Galati detour road

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Romania's road infrastructure company CNAIR said on Friday that a consortium comprised of local companies SA&PE Construct, SC Spedition UMB, Tehnostrade won a tender of a 705 million lei without VAT ($172 million/146 million euro) contract for the construction of a detour road around the eastern city of Galati. The 33.6 km detour road should be built in 54 months, including twelve months for the design phase, with an ...

Investment project of 7mln euro to repair navigation infrastructure on Bega canal

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

A cross-border project aimed at repairing the navigation infrastructure on the Bega canal is currently being carried out by the National Administration "Romanian Waters" (ANAR), through the Banat Water Basin Administration, the value of the investment rising to almost 7 million euros.According to a press release of ANAR, sent on Friday, the cross-border project Interreg IPA of cooperation between Romania and Serbia, is carried out through a program financed by the ...

Chinese company wins first road infrastructure contract in Romania

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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Romania's public road company CNAIR signed on July 31 with Chinee construction company Sinohydro the contract for the construction of the 5.535-km ring road of Zalau city in western Romania. The contract's value is RON 186 million (EUR 38.2 mln), without VAT. The Chinese group was the sole bidder for this contract. This is the first road contract won by a ...

Agricultura: Statistics: Grain exports worth almost one billion euros in first four months of 2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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Romania exported, in the first four months of 2020, cereals in the amount of 988.7 million euros, by 38.8% more compared to the similar period of the previous year, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).On the other hand, cereal imports amounted to 236.8 million euros (plus 48.3%), resulting in a surplus of almost 752 million euros.Exports of wheat and meslin totaled 395.834 million euros, representing 40% of total ...

Romania to export some 3 mln tonnes of wheat despite weak crop

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Romania will still export some 3 million tonnes of wheat in the coming agricultural year despite a sharp plunge in the crop caused by adverse weather, agriculture minister Adrian Oros estimates, ...

Production value of agricultural branch decreases 3.8% in 2019

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The production value of the agricultural branch decreased in 2019 by 3.8% compared to the previous year, to 89.997 billion lei, according to the data published on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).Vegetable production decreased by 5.6% to 62.967 billion lei, animal production went down by 0.7% and reached 25.223 billion lei, while agricultural services increased by 29.8% to 1.793 billion lei.Last year, the structure of production ...

Healthcare: Ministry of development: the European Commission approved financing for the Craiova Regional Hospital

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The ministry of development said on Friday that the representatives of t he European Commission approved the financing for the regional Craiova Hospital, after the regional hospitals in Iasi and Cluj The total value of the project ‘ The construction and equipment for the regional emergency hospital in the South-West region’ selected through the Regional Operational Programme (POR) 2014-2020 (Priority Axis 14 ‘ Creation of ...

Eurostat: Hospitals in Romania rank last in EU in terms of number of CT scanners available

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Romania had the lowest number of CT scanners per 100,000 inhabitants (0.8), in 2018, followed by France (1.2), Poland, the Netherlands and Slovenia (1.4 each), according to data published by the European Statistical Office Eurostat on Friday.In 2018, among the Member States, the availability in hospitals of computer tomography (CT) scanners relative to the number of inhabitants was the highest in Denmark (with 4.0 CT scanners per 100,000 inhabitants) and Cyprus ...

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