Unless measures are taken to deal with the garbage dumping in Glina, a near-by village next to Bucharest, it will become a symbol of the capital city, President Basescu declared on Friday.
The president intervened after PM Tariceanu failed to convince local authorities to clean the side of the road. Local mayor invoked the lack of funds and no other news was heard thereafter.
Basescu explained that the terrain does not pertain to Bucharest nor to Popesti Leordeni a nearby city but to the States Assets Agency.
Moreover, he added that this is mainly an institutional issue, emblematic for Romanian administration as the Agency lacks both the budget and the means to deal with the garbage.
Located on the road to the seaside, an important auto route towards the SE of Romania, Basescu says it is inadmissible for a European capital city.
HotNews.ro, Aug 2, 2007