The ministry’s 2010 budget also provides for 500,000 euros to be extended for drawing up studies and strategies in the area of tourism development. This amount is allocated as MDRT co-financing of technical documentation and works under tourism investment projects and investment objectives that benefit local public administrations.
The Government has passed a decision naming the projects qualifying for the MDRT funds, including investment projects started in 2009 and continuing investment under the ‘Skiing in Romania’ sub-programme for the counties of Covasna, Harghita, Hunedoara and Maramures as well as the Prahova Valley and continuing works on mini-ports in Tulcea County.
Among the approved projects are also some new ones, including developing tourist infrastructure of the resorts on the Black Sea southern coast, spa resorts such as Amara, Baile Felix 1 Mai and the design of a tourist port at Oltenita.
All the projects fall into four national tourist investment sub-programmes: Skiing in Romania; Developing the tourist infrastructures in high mountain areas; Developing health resorts in an integrated and balanced manner, and Developing the Delta Danube tourist areas and the Black Sea resorts in an integrated an balanced way.
The public appropriations are extended to round up the own funds provided by the local public administrations. The local public administrations are in charge with organising the necessary public procurement tenders for their investment projects and are answerable for the amounts received for the implementation of their projects.