Timiș County is located in western Romania on the border with Hungary and Serbia, in the historical region Banat. Its capital is Timișoara. Timiș is the largest county in Romania in terms of land area and comprises a population of 684,506 inhabitants (2000 demographics).
1. Regional project for the development of water and waste water infrastructure in Timiș county (2019)
The main objective of the project is the development of sustainable water supply and waste water systems in Timis County, in terms of availability, reliability and quality of the provided services, by promoting investments in the environmental sector, in order to comply with the provisions of the European acquis and fulfill the commitments undertaken for the environmental sector. The project area includes 26 drinking water service areas and 28 wastewater agglomerations with more than 380,000 people accessing better quality drinking water. (source: EU Commission)
The project started in April 2019 as part of an EU Cohesion strategy which aims to support environmental protection -among other sectors- in 10 Member States. It is co-funded by the EU’s Cohesion Fund through the “Large Infrastructure” Operational Program for the 2014-2020 period.
2. New motorway connections in Timisoara – Timiș County (2017)
The project aims to extend Romania’s A1 motorway and create a bypass around Timisoara and it is co-funded by the European Union.
The section of the motorway from Timișoara to Lugoj is a component of the Trans-European Transport Network, while the bypass around Timișoara is connected to it. By furthering the development of the network, the project will contribute to improving mobility in western Romania and making road transport faster and safer.
In the long term, strengthening road connections in the region will play an important part in attracting investment, fostering economic growth and creating jobs. It should also reinforce the territorial cohesion of Romania as a whole.