During the Government meeting on Wednesday, May 27, the Government Decision was adopted by which the investment project “Natural gas transmission pipeline in the direction of Sighetu Marmației – Vişeu de Sus – Borșa” was declared a project of national importance in the field of natural gas, according to the Ministry of Economy (MEEMA).
Currently, there are no natural gas supply pipelines in the Maramureș area. Firewood, coal and liquefied gas are used to heat homes, commercial spaces and socio-cultural objectives. It should be mentioned that the Maramureș area is an area focused on tourism, which benefits from accommodation in 2, 3 and 4 star hotels, as well as a varied network of tourist and agrotourism pensions, treatment bases and gyms for rehabilitative medicine. Thus, the supply of natural gas in this area is an essential objective, for the improvement of the living conditions of the inhabitants, as well as for the purpose of fulfilling the criteria for reaching the European living standards. Ensuring all utilities in rural areas will lead to attracting new investors, creating new jobs and consequently the economic and social development of the county.