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EGO 7/2016 and amendments to the construction law and the planning law in Romania

Emergency Government Ordinance no. 7/2016 on several measures for acceleration of the implementation of trans-European transport infrastructure projects, as well as for the amendment and supplementation of certain legislation (“EGO 7/2016”) entered in force on 18 March 2016.

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EGO 7/2016 brings significant changes to: (i) Law no. 350/2001 on zoning and town planning (the "Zoning Law"); (ii) Law no. 50/1991 on construction (the "Construction Law"); as well as new provisions on (iii) the procedure for the removal of lands from the agricultural and forestry circuit; and (iv) the payment mechanism of amounts awarded under FIDIC contracts, as a result of dispute adjudication boards decisions.

The stated purpose of EGO 7/2016 is to accelerate the implementation of trans-European transportation infrastructure projects and to remove some of the legislative obstacles frequently encountered during the issuance of building permits for these projects.

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