The payment of the state's debts to the private sector is a condition imposed to the state which needs to be complied with before the IMF makes any new payments, governmental sources declared for Mediafax. According to data presented by daily financial newspaper Ziarul Financiar, the value of the state's debts to the private sector amount to 1.5 billionlei. Romania's representative to the IMF, Mihai Tanasescu declared recently that it will be very hard for him to argue for the sixth time a delay.
Even though the government paid 2 billion lei of its debt to private companies, new unpaid bills sprang up that were no registered and not considered. This situation involves the Health sector, Transports and other infrastructure projects at local authorities, sources declared for Mediafax.
According to them the IMF will urge the government to pay some of them, in order to release the next installment. The evaluation mission of the IMF insists that the government should pay its debts to the private sector at least those at a central level.