The price of thermal energy is set to increase, on Friday, in Bucharest, to 330 RON excluding VAT per gigacalorie, according to a draft decision adopted in the session of the Bucharest City General Council (CGMB) on Wednesday.
The draft was adopted by 33 votes for, 19 against and one abstention.
"Starting with 1.4.2022, the local billing price for thermal energy supplied to the population at a level of 330 RON/Gcal (excluding VAT) is approved," the decision mentions. The current price is 137 RON/Gcal (VAT excluded).
At the start of the CGMB session, the General Mayor, Nicusor Dan, explained that raising the price for gigacalorie supported by Bucharesters is necessary, mentioning it hasn't been changed since 2011.
City councilor Cosmin Smighelschi (Save Romania Union - USR) announced that the political group he represents will vote for this draft, Agerpres.ro informs.
City councilor Catalin Deaconescu (National Liberal Party - PNL) denied any kind of negotiation of his Liberal colleagues with the USR group in the CGMB regarding the price of the gigacalorie.
City councilor Aurelian Badulescu (Social Democratic Party - PSD) requested the CGMB not vote to increase the price.