Poland-promoted cross-country road to reach Constanta - minister
The north-south Via Carpathia road to ultimately run from Lithuania to Greece, will "in a natural way" reach the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta through a separate leg, Polish Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk has told PAP.
"It is going to be a very convenient route linking the Black Sea with the Baltic Sea," the minister added.
Romania has also stepped up work on its leg to the north-south corridor recently, Adamczyk said. Bucharest hopes that this cross-country road, along with a rail connection, will provide Constantia with a convenient link to the Polish Baltic Sea ports of Gdansk and Gdynia.
Adamczyk also expressed hope that the new route will be included in the Trans-European Networks for Transport (TEN-T), a European Union programme aimed to create a consistent network of road, rail and waterways connections across Europe.
Via Carpathia is a key trans-European transport corridor that will become a new connection between northern and southern Europe, integrating the transport systems of Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.