Arad

The capital of Arad County and an important industrial center and transportation hub on the Mureș River. Arad is well connected with an international airport in the city, as well as the most extensive network of tramway lines in Romania compared to the urban area (171 km) and the longest urban network of cycling lanes in the country (135 km).

In 2014, Arad recorded the highest economic growth at national level (5.4%), almost two times the growth rate of the national economy, and became recognised as a centre for business and innovation. The environment quality also improved because of the transforming industrial activities and positive investments in local transport, wastewater collection and treatment system, developing green spaces and upgrading the district heating power plant.

Arad

Arad’s priorities for 2014-2020 are furthering the city’s sustainable development, primarily in terms of urban mobility, green spaces and the energy sector, in close association with efforts to engage the community and stakeholders.