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Public Works » Infrastructure Programmes » Development programme for infrastructure and sports facilities in the rural area
Name of Programme:

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND SPORTS FACILITIES IN THE RURAL AREA


Legislative framework:
Government Ordinance no. 7/2006 setting up the Development Programme for Infrastructure in the Rural Area

Law 71/2007 approving Government Ordinance no. 7/2006 on the setting-up of the Rural Infrastructure Development Programme and the initial renaming of the programme into “Development Programme for Infrastructure and Sports Facilities in the Rural Area”

Implementing authority
The programme is carried out by the Prime Minister's Chancellery, through the Commission in charge with establishing the opportunity, eligibility and approval of projects. The works of the commission are ensured by a secretariat made of specialists within the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Housing, who shall also provide the monitoring of the performance of the Programme.

Brief presentation:

Purpose:
Development of rural infrastructure at the level of the entire country and improvement of the social, economic and cultural – sports situation of the inhabitants’ from the targeted rural areas, by increasing the agricultural market, the local investments, the public services, the school attendance and reducing school dropout, developing sports facilities in the rural area in order to revitalize sports activities and especially the football game.

Objectives:
The general objectives of the Programme are the development and modernization of the Romanian rural area, consisting of the villages that form communes and the villages belonging to towns and municipalities and the periurban areas, by:

  • connecting the areas where the Programme is applied to the communal, county and national public roads network by bridges, footbridges and pedestrian overpasses,
  • building waste platforms, in accordance with regional waste management plans and also by developing drinking water supply, sewerage and treatment systems;
  • building sports facilities based on standard designs;

The investment objectives financed by the programme are the following:

a) building/extension/modernization of bridges, footbridges or pedestrian overpasses;
b) building/extension/modernization of waste platforms;
c) building/extension/modernization of water sewerage systems and/or waste water treatment stations;
d) building/extension/modernization of water supply systems.
e) building 500 sports facilities during a 2 year period, starting with the second half of 2007, based on standard designs, as a first stage of a larger programme.

Beneficiaries:
Direct / indirect – local public authorities and inhabitants of the rural area and their associations, established according to law.

Purpose:
Development of the rural infrastructure, in the entire country, and improvement of the social and economic situation of inhabitants in the targeted rural areas.

Objectives:

  • the general objectives of the Programme are: developing and modernizing the Romanian rural area, made of the villages that form communes and the villages belonging to towns and municipalities and the periurban areas, by connecting the areas where the Programme is applied to the communal, county and national public road network, by bridges, footbridges and pedestrian overpasses and by developing drinking water supply, sewerage and treatment systems.
  • the specific objectives are: increasing agricultural market and local investment, improving health status by rising the rate of medical check-ups and interventions, increasing school attendance and reducing school dropout.

Financing sources:
Broken down amounts from the value added tax are granted to local budgets in order to finance projects. The distribution of such amounts by eligible projects is to be approved by Government Decision, upon the proposal of the Government General Secretariat.

Therefore, the amount of allocated funds for the current year is established after VAT collection. Local budgets may contribute to the financing of the works of the respective investment objectives.

Value of the programme:
The total amount of the funds allocated to eligible projects for the period 2006 to 2009, related to the performance of the Rural Infrastructure Development Programme shall not exceed the amount of lei 3,000,000,000 and the value of an application for funds for a certain project shall be comprised between lei 40,000 and lei 4,000,000.

The total amount of the funds allocated to eligible projects for the period 2006 to 2008 related to the performance of the Development Programme for the Infrastructure of Certain Sports Facilities in the Rural Area shall not exceed lei 262,500,000 and the value of an application for funds for each project shall not exceed lei 525,000.

Deadlines for submission of applications for funds:
The deadline for submission of the application for funds was August 2006 for rural infrastructure projects.

For sports facilities, the selection of projects will take place during 2007 after the approval of the Eligibility Guidelines by the Commission.

Duration and development stages:
Starting from 2006, for a four-year period, subject to the possibility of being extended by law.

Where to ask for information about this programme: For details you can contact the Technical Secretariat, Directorate General for Public Works, Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism, tel. 0372.114.553 or 0372.114.551

Ministry of Regional Development and Tourism | 17, Apolodor St. Latura Nord, sector 5 | Phone: 037 211 14 09 | e-mail: info@mdrt.ro

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