The bidders are the Vistrada Nord consortium comprising France’s Vinci, Austria’s Strabag and Greece’s Aktor and another consortium made up of Italy’s Impregilo and Salini.

Romania’s UMB Spedition, a highway construction firm controlled by local businessperson Dorinel Umbrarescu, gave up its intention to submit an offer.

The DPIIS said the winning bidder will be announced on December 20.


The highway should be completed by the end of 2016, according to Narcis Neaga, general manager of the national roads and highways company CNADNR. The new projects is designed to ease traffic on the National Road 1 (DN1). (Source: