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Moldovan infrastructure minister convened meeting today

18:04 | 11.08.2021 Category: Economic

Chisinau, 11 August /MOLDPRES/-  Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development Andrei Spinu had a meeting with those responsible for road design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation, and examined the quality of work on roads in the country, but also to exchange views with them on issues related to facing in the process of activity. The subject of the discussion also focused on reporting corruption cases and tools to combat them, as well as delaying construction and rehabilitation works.

During the discussion, the entrepreneurs listed a number of existing problems in the sector, which negatively influence the quality and duration of projects. Among the most pressing are the lack of a business classifier, which would lead to the efficient distribution of funding according to the capabilities of the companies participating in the tenders; lack of harmonization between the legislative, administrative, technological and legal framework. Another problem mentioned referred to the quality control of the works, which is not performed by independent companies, but by some close to the beneficiary.

Andrei Spinu warned entrepreneurs about the poor quality of the work performed and their consequences on the image and reputation of companies, noting that he welcomes the idea of ​​a classifier of companies, and those who can not make trips to stay at home.

"I waited for at least one of you to have the courage to admit that there is corruption in this system. The mandate we have from the people, and probably many of you who voted for us, is to do at least a little justice in the country. And justice begins with the fact that we will begin to fight corruption. I promise you that I will never ask you for anything in return, except to do your job well, here I am referring to private companies, the ministry I have the honor to lead but also to subordinate institutions ", the official said.

Andrei Spinu came with a request to the participants in the meeting to inform him personally about the civil servants who took bribes at least once. "I will not tolerate the slightest corruption in this sector. I do not claim to say that I will liquidate it all, starting tomorrow, but I claim to believe that maybe we will reach a point where there really will be no corruption. I believe that the roads are made of poor quality, including due to the fact that some of you give bribes, and instead of bribing you would better increase the salaries of workers who work on the roads, in the sun or add another inch of asphalt. where necessary ", the minister said.

He proposed to the entrepreneurs to team up, emphasizing that he is willing to give them all the necessary support to eliminate certain challenges they face in the business. "I would like to do good things with our people. Please increase the capacity of project management within the companies you manage and work more responsibly to provide quality roads to citizens, and if you do not share the same desire please liquidate your companies and look for work elsewhere ",  Andrei Spinu said.

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