The minister of transportation, Radu Berceanu said the Romanian government still has to pay around €100 million to the construction company for the works at section 2B of the motorway.

“All we have to do is repay the accrued debt and put in a great deal of efforts to complete this. The accrued debt is around €100 million at this point, maybe even more. We inherited a large debt due last year, and a portion of this debt may be paid in January”, said the minister of transportation, adding that every invoice issued will be paid within a month since its issuing, thus the whole debt to Bechtel will be paid by January 2010.

He added that for 2010 Transilvania Motorway project calls for a budget near 2009 level, namely €400 million.

Berceanu said that unlike a plain-stretch motorway, that costs €6million/km, Transilvania Highway incurred costs of €11million/km, excluding costs related to compensations for the loss of property.