With European Union support, 606 students and teachers at the ‘Constantin Spataru’ Theoretical Lyceum in Leova benefit from improved study conditions
On Saturday, 20 May 2023, the inauguration of the European Union-funded project on increasing energy efficiency in the ‘Constantin Spataru’ Theoretical Lyceum took place in Leova. The event was attended by the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, the German Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, the management of the South Regional Development Agency (South RDA), GIZ Moldova Country Director, local public authorities, representatives of the construction company, residents of Leova and civil society representatives.
Igor Grosu, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova: „The European Union means beautiful schools, it means bridges, it means everything we see as beautiful, roads, renovations, that’s the European Union. The European Union also means something that is intangible, but very important, and that is peace. It means respect for people, freedom to speak your mind, to live freely, to fulfil your potential. This is what we want, not just to have beautiful roads and schools, but to be able to realise our own dreams.”
Jānis Mažeiks, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova: „I am glad that, thanks to the financial support of the European Union for the renovation of Constantin Spătaru Lyceum in Leova, students and teachers will have a better learning environment. This is a significant achievement because investing in youth means investing in a better future for the Republic of Moldova. The European Union has contributed almost 40 million euros to support access to local public services for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. In this respect, the renovation of Constantin Spătaru Lyceum serves as an outstanding example of how we can save energy through investments in solar panels, improved insulation, new windows and better heating and ventilation.”
Margret Uebber, German Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova: „I am happy we can inaugurate the ‘Constantin Spataru’ Lyceum, which has been renovated under the EU-funded Energy Efficiency project, on this special day when we celebrate Europe Day in Leova. The project stands for the close and efficient cooperation between the EU, Germany and Moldova, together with the local regional development structures. The project has been accompanied by capacity development and energy management measures supported by the German Government. I am sure that it will help to create a better and beneficial environment for generations of students.”
Claudia Hermes, Country Director, GIZ Moldova: „GIZ has mobilized its knowledge and expertise to provide the Regional Development Agency and all local partners with necessary assistance for a successful implementation and completion of this project and for ensuring the sustainability of the infrastructure. We hope that the lessons learned and knowledge will be taken up and used in other similar projects. And we certainly wish all students and teachers inspiration for new discoveries and many beautiful achievements.”
Olga Zlati, South RDA interim director: “Today, we mark with great joy the inauguration of the ‘Constantin Spătaru’ Theoretical Lyceum in Leova, which was renovated with the generous financial support provided by the European Union. Thanks to this substantial support, the inhabitants of Leova have access to quality educational services by increasing the energy efficiency of the Lyceum. In addition to this important project implemented in Leova, the European Union has funded three other projects in the Southern Development Region. These include projects to improve water services in the towns of Leova and Iargara, as well as in Filipeni, Cupcui and Romanovca. Over the last two years, the total value of the projects amounts to more than 207 million lei. At the same time, the portfolio of projects implemented by the South RDA in its almost thirteen years of activity includes sixteen projects. We thank our European partners for their support in the implementation of the proposed objectives. We thank local authorities for their active involvement and financial contributions.”
‘Constantin Spataru’ Theoretical Lyceum was renovated and improved its energy efficiency following 15 investment measures. Thus, the envelope of the building (11.476 m2) was insulated, the building was provided with renewable energy by installing 35 photovoltaic panels, the lyceum and its surrounding area were illuminated (17 lighting poles and 32W luminaires). The lyceum premises were provided with ventilation and fire-fighting systems as well as sanitary inventory, also an access way for people with special needs was built, the institution’s kitchen was upgraded and provided with technical equipment. These works were carried out in the period 2020-2022 by SRL ‘Polimer Gaz Conducte’.
The total value of the „Increasing Energy Efficiency of ‘Constantin Spataru’ Theoretical Lyceum project in the town of Leova is around 62.28 million lei, of which 60.48 million lei is EU funding and 1.8 million lei – co-financing from the Leova Rayon Council and Leova City Hall. As a result of project implementation, the annual normalized energy consumption at the Leova Theoretical Lyceum has been reduced by about 700 MWh, and the annual normalized CO2 emissions – by about 249.2 tons.
The investment measure „Increasing Energy Efficiency of ‘Constantin Spataru’ Theoretical Lyceum in the town of Leova” is funded by the European Union and implemented by South RDA under the „Construction of water supply and sanitation infrastructure as well as energy efficiency in public buildings” project. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ (Moldova) in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIRD). The total budget of the project is 39.8 million Euro.