Migrants to be backed to start own businessess in Moldova
15:22 | 22.06.2021 Category: Economic
Chisinau, 22 June /MOLDPRES/ - About 60 businesses initiated by migrants or their first-degree relatives will benefit from non-refundable financial assistance worth up to 250,000 lei through the Programme on Attraction of Remittances into the Economy (PARE 1+1), managed by the Organization for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Sector Development (ODIMM). The owners of the businesses signed the contracts on non-refundable financing worth 14 million lei in all in online regime today.
According to estimations, about 145 jobs will be created following the carrying out of investment projects and the cumulative investments in the national economy will amount to about 35 million lei. The secretary general of the Economics and Infrastructure Ministry, Lilia Palii, said that the sector of small- and medium-sized enterprises represented one of the basic pillars of Moldova’s economy and was covered as key priority in the government’s activity programmes, as well as in the documents on national strategic planning, especially the Moldova-2030 National Development Strategy.
„Applying for this programme, you proved perseverance and courage. We appreciate the determination you have proved to develop your business and I am confident that the remittances attracted and backed through the government’s and development partners’ financial support will facilitate the creation of a better future at home. I urge you to regard the challenges through the opportunities and I wish your business to become passion. The ODIMM team is always here, in order to support you and provide you with every needed support in fulfilling the task you have as entrepreneurs,’’ Lilia Palii said.
The ODIMM acting director general, Emilia Cojocaru, encouraged the new beneficiaries of the programme to be inventive and always look for new opportunities, in order to manage to develop successful businesses.
“We are happy with the interest showed by migrants to return home, in order to turn to good account the entrepreneurial potential and providing them with a constant income source. We encourage them not to sop here, to develop, to be informed, to create innovative businesses which are to meet the market’s requirements,’’ Emilia Cojocaru noted.
The companies benefiting from financing will develop businesses in 24 district of Moldova in such sectors as: cultivating cereals, berries, cultivating vegetables in greenhouses, processing nut plantations, lavender plantations, accommodation and public nourishment activities, health and social assistance, fabrication of clothes articles, production of teas from aromatic plants, wood processing, fabrication of polystyrene products, processing and packing of dry fruits.