One of the most important issues on the agenda of the Democratic Alliance of Hungarians in Romania (otherwise known by its Hungarian acronym RMDSZ) is the construction of an expressway that would connect three major cities in Szeklerland: Sepsiszentgyörgy (Sfântu Gheorghe), Csíkszereda (Miercurea-Ciuc) and Gyergyószentmiklós (Gheorgheni). The statement was made during a recent meeting of RMDSZ leaders from Kovászna and Hargita counties, held in the industrial park near Sepsiszentgyörgy.
“Szeklerland must have a proper infrastructure, as that is a precondition for attracting investment, boosting job creation and economic development, pointed out RMDSZ President Hunor Kelemen, also present at the meeting. RMDSZ supports the projects regarding the construction of highways in the vicinity of Szeklerland: “On the one hand, the so-called Transylvanian Highway should be continued, connecting the city of Marosvásárhely (Târgu-Mureş) via Segesvár (Sighişoara) with the city of Brassó (Braşov); on the other hand, there should also be motorways constructed between Brassó and the eastern Romanian city of Iaşi as well as between Marosvásárhely and Iaşi, said Kelemen.
Árpád Antal, the mayor of Sepsiszentgyörgy, pointed out that these large-scale infrastructure investments should be projects that serve mobility and economic development. “The route between Sepsiszentgyörgy-Csíkszereda-Gyergyószentmiklós is the infrastructural backbone of Szeklerland, thus the construction of an expressway is a priority issue for Kovászna County. We would like to entrust our parliamentarians to advocate for this issue,” emphasized the mayor. Barna Tánczos, RMDSZ senator of Hargita County, also underlined that the desired expressway is a highlighted target for the Csíkszereda region as well.
The manager of the Szépvíz industrial park, Zoltán Miklós, who is an RMDSZ candidate for the Chamber of Deputies in Kovászna, emphasized that the routes of the national highway sections to be constructed are also matters of great importance. “It is much easier to bring investors to Szeklerland if the region is easily accessible,” he said.
RMDSZ candidate for the Chamber of Deputies, Zakariás Benedek, who is currently a member of the Lower House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, asserted that more regional strategies centered around mobility, environmental protection and safe transportation ought to be developed. “More discussions should be held on these matters in other regions as well so that RMDSZ can draft a complex infrastructure development strategy for Transylvania and access targeted subsidies thereafter,” Benedek underlined.
As we have reported earlier, after 30 years of democracy: has delivered 870 km of motorways against the promised 7,500 km.
Title image: RMDSZ leaders in Szeklerland underlined that the region’s infrastructure development is of great importance.