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Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met with a delegation of the Liberty House Group


Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and the Vice Prime Minister Viorel Stefan had today, at Victoria Palace, a meeting with a delegation of the Liberty House Group led by the Executive Chairman of the Group Sanjeev Gupta, as well as with Arcelor Mittal Galati representatives.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă welcomed the Liberty House's takeover of the Steel Plant in Galaţi and expressed the Government’s openness and support for the expansion of the group's investments in Romania. At the same time, Prime Minister pointed out the investment opportunities, especially regarding the public-private partnership, as well as the measures taken by the Government to ensure a conducive environment to the business sector.

"Your investment is very important to us, because its success is also a success for our country. I hope that in the coming period you will strengthen your investment in our country and focus on research and innovation. Romania is a country with a 7% economic growth and this year we have adopted several normative acts that are friendly to the business sector", the Head of the Executive stated.

In his turn, Executive Chairman of Liberty House Group Sanjeev Gupta presented the Group's investment projects at the Galaţi plant, both in terms of increasing steel production, but also from a human resource perspective, taking into account the specificity of the city.

"The plant has a large infrastructure and with a good investment strategy, it can be positioned as a successful business in the region. We want to increase steel production from two million tons to three million tons per year and we plan to invest EUR 300 million to re-start another furnace. At the same time, we will invest in education, sports and arts, "said Sanjeev Gupta.

The company's representative highlighted the need to improve transport infrastructure, especially in the area of ​​the Danube ports as well as in terms of the railway system.

The two sides agreed to work together on attracting European funds, particularly in innovative segments or in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


More information:

Liberty House Group is an industrial and metals company founded in the UK in 1992. Headquartered in London, it has global hubs in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The group has around 19,000 employees worldwide and trade relations with 35 countries.

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