"We want to include the quick start of the Rosia Montana project on the Governing agenda as soon as possible because the gold market favours such projects", Economy minister Adriean Videanu declared on Friday, December 17, during a press conference.

The temporary Economy minister added that he wants to launch the project as fast as possible with the current investor Gabriel Resources.

The mining project from Rosia Montana is very controversial. The contesters point out environmental issues that could be triggered by this investment. Rosia Montana Gold Corporation Company announced that it will operate an exploitation surface as big as 12.5 square kilometres, estimating 300 tones of gold production in 16 years.