North Regional Development Agency, German Agency for International Cooperation hold meeting to clear up development projects in region
13:12 | 20.06.2018 Category: Regional
Chisinau, 20 June /MOLDPRES/ - More journalists participated in a meeting for media, held by the North Regional Development Agency (ADR Nord) and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Balti on 19 June. The participants took knowledge of development projects carried out in northern Moldova, including within the GIZ programme, Modernization of local public services in Moldova.
The ADR Nord acting director, Ion Iliev, informed media representatives that priorities in the development projects in northern Moldova remained the ones dealing with water and sewerage, energy efficiency, waste management, local and regional roads. “On the last period, we have had more achievements in the North Development Region. We managed to continue investments in the aqueducts from Falesti, Floresti and Soroca. We built roads and water and sewerage supply systems in Edinet, Soroca, etc. Also, energy efficiency projects in more public institutions are underway in Drochia and Briceni. At the same time, a large-scale project on water supply in the Costesti village, as well as many other programmes carried out by the team of ADR Nord were continued. Both sources of the National Regional Development Fund and with the support of development partners, we have managed to bring important investments to the region and we want to complete the initiatives launched till the end of this year, some of them according to the schedule, while the others just before the term,” Ion Iliev said.
In the context, the ADR Nord decision-maker noted that most achievements got in the region would have been impossible without the backing of foreign partners and local public administrations. “We have settlements which, in the last years, have managed to implement by 2-3 development projects. And this only due to the fact that the local authorities proved interest, involvement, insistence and even patriotism for the settlement where they govern,” Ion Iliev noted.
“In the region, we have more nice places, with a potential of developing tourism, we have placed here more enterprises, industrial parks, free economic zones. The direct connection to road, air and railway access ways also open for us more possibilities; yet, the main wealth of the region represents people. Therefore, in our work, we put emphasis on the creation of jobs and facilities meant for ensuring a decent living for the residents from the region. This aspect leaves to be desired, and to improve the situation, to a great extent, we focus our work on the rehabilitation of the physical infrastructure. We want the residents have decent conditions for living or, in this way, one of our priorities deals with the increase in the index of supply with water and sewerage. Water means life and qualitative water means good life,” Ion Iliev told journalists who tackle topics on regional development.
Also on 19 June, media representatives had possibility to visit three development projects carried out including with the GIZ’s support. Journalists went to the aqueducts from Costesti (Rascani), Industrial Park from Edinet and the Health Centre of Drochia.
The North Development Region (RDN) has an area of about 10.1 thousand square kilometers, which includes 11 districts and the Balti municipality. RDN has 11 points of international connection with the neighbor countries – Romania and Ukraine. Presently, the North Region participates in the development of cooperation in the format of three Euro-regions: Siret-Prut-Dniester, Upper Prut and Dniester.
(Reporter L. Grubii, editor A. Raileanu)