Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita told at a briefing on Tuesday that the Moldovan authorities plan to spend 100 million euros of free aid from Romania.
On Friday, February 11, Moldova and Romania will sign an agreement on the provision of these funds over the next seven years, reports infotag.md
Gavrilita noted that the Moldovan government plans to use most of this amount for the Regional and Local Development Fund, established a few months ago.
“This substantial contribution of Romania will go to the construction and reconstruction of kindergartens, schools, water supply systems, sewage treatment plants, street lighting and social entrepreneurship projects. These investments will mean both economic development and new jobs. Mayors will be able to get access to expanded funding within the framework of the European Village program,” Gavrilita said.
According to her, on Wednesday, the Ministry of Infrastructure will hold consultations with mayors on the issue of optimal access to financing through the Regional and Local Development Fund.
“We want projects to be distributed transparently, without the influence of political or ideological factors. All settlements will have access to funds, because the beneficiaries of the projects are residents, not mayors,” Gavrilita said.
According to her, the other part of the funds will go to culture and media projects. But specific projects have yet to be agreed with the Romanian side.