Jan. 24 -- BUCHAREST -- Romania has deficiencies in infrastructure, especially in the energy and transport sectors, which must be solved, Andrea Schachter , the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) delegation in Romania said at the New Year's Reception of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania), at the Parliament Palace . The deficiencies in infrastructure must be solved, especially in the energy and transport sectors, said Andrea Schachter . From this viewpoint, Romania currently remains behind other states in the European Union . In the energy sector Romania needs to invest tens of millions of euros. Only then when the prices will be established of a correct manner, and the same things with the stimulants, the investors will come and evaluate the opportunities to invest and obtain profit. On the other hand, let's not forget about the household consumer, who also needs protection. Romania could become an exporter of energy, the IMF officials said. She also mentioned that Romania needs to speed up EU fund absorption, even if the current percentage is a good one. A delegation of the International Monetary Fund will be in mission in Romania over January 21- February 5 , to discuss the first and second evaluation of the precautionary agreement approved on September 27, 2013 . ___ (c)2014 Agerpres, Bucharest, Romania Visit Agerpres, Bucharest, Romania at www1.agerpres.ro/english Distributed by MCT Information Services
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