Regional development agencies driving force in Moldova's regional development, says director of South Regional Development Agency
11:12 | 24.11.2018 Category: Regional
Chisinau, 24 November /MOLDPRES/ - The Regional Development Agencies (ADR) of Moldova remain quite active actors in the implementation of regional development policies and involved sides interested in the activities contributing to a sustainable local development. The director of ADR South, Maria Culesov, made statements to this effect at the Conference of Eastern Partnership Countries, held in Kiev on 22-23 November.
Maria Culesov said that ADR represent the core institutions, the driving force promoting the implementation of the state’s policies in the regional development sector in the territory. The director of ADR South gave concrete examples of cooperation, which yielded successful results, among which the creation of strategic planning committees in regions, which directly participated in the working out of the Regional Development Strategies 2012-2016 and 2016-2020.
Culesov also informed about more investment projects carried out in regions in particularly important sectors for the residents, related to priorities set in regional strategies, such as: water and sewerage supply, solid waste management, regional and local roads, energy efficiency, economy and tourism, etc.
„It is worth mentioning the fact that one of these projects and namely, Southern Gate of Moldova opened for the promotion of businesses and investments, is financed by the European Union within the initiative, Mayors for Economic Growth. Within this project, we have a wide partnership between ADR South and those eight district councils which are component part of the South Development Region. The project’s area of coverage is the entire southern region. The direct beneficiaries will be the small and medium enterprises from the region, potential entrepreneurs, local public authorities, as well as all the residents of the region,” Maria Culesov also said.
The Conference of Eastern Partnership Countries, held in Kiev, was titled Municipalities – For a Sustainable Development. The participants in the event, organized by two major initiatives of the European Union for the Eastern Partnership Countries – Mayors’ Agreement and Mayors for Economic Growth, tackled subjects on the role of the local public authorities and Regional Development Agencies in ensuring sustainable development, economic stability and adaptation to the climate changes.