The newly appointed Israeli ambassador to Romania, Reuven Azar, showed interest in the energy resources of the city of Oradea and the county of Bihor, as he was saying he was willing to bring the local authorities face to face with companies from his country that produce green energy, Oradea City Hall informed on Friday, according to Agerpres.
According to a press release of the city hall, the mayor of Oradea, Florin Birta, the prefect of Bihor county, Dumitru Tiplea, and the city manager of the city, Mihai Jurca, took part in the talks with the new ambassador.
In the very beginning of the meeting, the foreign official stated that there is a huge potential for collaboration between Romania and Israel, collaboration that is also desired at the level of Oradea municipality.
The meeting offered participants the opportunity to discuss issues of common interest for both parties, the investments that took place in Oradea in the recent years and the municipality’s plans to produce renewable energies.
The mayor informed the Israeli guests that the municipality submitted a project worth 125 million euros for a hydrogen production facility and a cylinder area to store it. This project aims to reduce the amount of gas burned in the turbine of the thermal power plant and to mix hydrogen with gas in the production of thermal energy. In parallel with this station, photovoltaic panels will be built to produce electricity.
The ambassador mentioned that there is an increased interest from Israeli investors in the agricultural sector as well. At this moment, Israel imports living stock from our country, something that could be prohibited by its own government for health reasons, so the opening of slaughterhouses and meat processing plants in Romania is being considered.
In his turn, prefect Dumitru Tiplea presented the advantages that an investor who chooses to open a business in the western part of the country could benefit from.
In conclusion, Florin Birta thanked the ambassador for his presence and for the support that Israeli experts show for the local medical system, noting that the next necessary step is its digitization.