Romania's highways company files complaint against Italian contractor
Romania’s highways company CNADNR filed a criminal complaint against Italian group Salini-Impregilo, for the execution problems which have led to serious problems on the third sector of the Sibiu-Orastie highway.
A segment of this highway sector has been closed and partially demolished to be rebuilt, after large cracks formed in the road due to landslides.
According to CNADNR, Salini-Impregilo, which was the general contractor for this highway segment, is the only responsible entity for the problems. In its complaint, the highways company has accused the Italian contractor of doing a poor quality work on the highway piece as well as fraud and performing unauthorized work.
The CNADNR will also ask the company to pay damages, which remain to be determined.
The total value of the contract was close to EUR 136 million, VAT not included, 85% of which should have been covered by European funds. If the highway piece doesn’t become operational by the end of this year, the state may lose the EU funding.