Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca on Thursday asked the ministers, during the meeting of the Interministerial Committee for the Coordination of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan," to show involvement, determination and, in particular, responsibility" in taking the necessary measures for the implementation of reforms and projects under the PNRR, in order to achieve full absorption of funds.
"Recently, I concluded the meeting of the Interinstitutional Committee for the Coordination of PNRR, where we have established the regulation of organization and operation. We have also carried out a first analysis related to the current status of the measures taken in this respect, which measures refer to the preparation of the reforms undertaken by us and expected by the citizens of our country. I have asked all my colleagues to show involvement, determination, and especially responsibility so that we can absorb the maximum funds provided by the programme. And, of course, another very important aspect, we have to coordinate the projects carried out under this programme with the ones we can benefit from under the multiannual programme 2021-2027," Nicolae Ciuca said at the beginning of the government meeting, Agerpres.ro informs.
At the same time, according to a press release of the Government, at the same meeting, the Prime Minister presented the priorities of this year concerning the fulfillment of the milestones and targets undertaken according to the CUE Decision for the implementation of the PNRR.
"We will focus on several directions, with a deadline in the first quarter: completion of the legislative framework governing the management and control system of funds allocated to Romania through the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism, completion and conclusion of financing agreements with coordinators of reforms and/or investments and the completion of the procedural framework at the level of the entire management and control system, the completion of the operationalization of the PNRR IT system and the audit of the entire management and control system for the implementation of the Plan. In more concrete terms, in 2022, the coordinators of reforms and investment need to focus their efforts to complete 130 milestones and targets associated with a number of 48 reforms and 26 investments, respectively. All procedural steps must also be completed for the 21 milestones for 2021 so that they will be considered fulfilled by the Commission," the same press release says.