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The vital initiatives of the European Union improve the lives of Moldovan people

Over the past seven years, the European Union (EU) has provided more than €36.5 million support to 18 localities from the Republic of Moldova, significantly contributing to improving the citizens’ quality of life. Under the project “Construction of water supply and sanitation infrastructure and energy efficiency in public buildings”, the EU invested considerable resources to ensure access to safe drinking water, modern sanitation services, and quality education infrastructure.

Modern and energy-efficient schools

Soldanesti, Balti, Singerei, Ungheni, Straseni, Dubasari, Leova, and Basarabeasca are the regions where educational institutions were renovated. Thanks to EU support, more than 5 000 pupils and staff of eight schools enjoy better conditions. Around €15 million were invested in the repairs. During this period, roofs were repaired, walls were thermally insulated, windows were replaced, heating and ventilation systems were changed and toilets were renovated. The total area renovated in the eight educational institutions is over 45 thousand m2.

In addition to transforming the schools into modern and comfortable spaces, the project contributed to a significant reduction in energy consumption (59%) and CO2 emissions (57%).

Modern water supply and sanitation services

The development of water supply and sanitation infrastructure in ten localities of six districts of the country was another development goal of the project. The initiative helped improve the quality of life of over 100 thousand people.

Investments in the modernisation of the water and sewerage networks amounted to €21 million, which provided for the renovation of a 200 km water supply network and the construction of a 30 km sewerage network. The works also included the renovation of the water supply system, installation of water tanks, improvement of drinking water quality and upgrading of the sewerage network.

Partnership for progress

The project was funded by the European Union, and implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ Moldova), in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development of the Republic of Moldova. The European Union provided €36.5 million for this joint effort, strengthening the cooperation and developing effective partnerships to bring about positive change in communities across the country, of which €33 million were used for the actual construction work and €3.5 million covered the preparation of the technical design documentation. The project was implemented from 2017 to 2024.