PM visits more institutions from south Moldova district
19:22 | 07.10.2021 Category: Official
Chisinau, 7 October /MOLDPRES/ - Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita today paid a working visit to the southern Cantemir district, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The prime minister went to the Multifunctional Centre from the Pleseni village, the bread-making factory from the Cania village, Mihai Eminescu gymnasium and the children’s centre of creation from the Cantemir town. The PM also met mayors from the district and participated in an event on inauguration of a water-purifying station.
The first object visited, the Multifunctional Centre from the Pleseni village, provides several types of services for elderly people at risk. At present, 14 men and women live at this centre, who benefit from accommodation, nourishment and the entire package of support services. The institution provides day services for elderly people, as well as for children. At the same time, the centre’s employees daily provide free of charge dinners to beneficiaries. ‘’I am happy that there are such centres in Moldova, which provide support needed by people. I am sure that we will manage to provide more support to the old people also from other social categories, once we manage to increase the economy and cease the corruption schemes,’’ the prime minister said.
At the bread-making enterprise from Cania, the PM discussed with employees the labour conditions and the organization of their work on the pandemic period. In the discussion with the owner, Natalia Gavrilita said that the cabinet’s actions would be aimed, in continuation, at improving the business environment. ‘’One of our priorities is the sustainable economic growth, opening of new jobs and for this, we will back the investments in all ways.’’ A private enterprise, Adascalita Simion, produces bread and knot-shaped breads for the shops from the district, as well as for schools and kindergartens. The flour used is produced at the same enterprise.
In the discussions with the mayors, Natalia Gavrilita was informed about the present situation in the Cantemir district, as well as the problems they face: insufficiency of financial means for all competences delegated and the deficit of staff in some mayoralties. The prime minister noted that, to solve this problem, the government was set to implement more projects due to encourage the employment in the public sector, as well as to develop the regional structure. ‘’Given the fact that a strong state is edified based on strong local communities, it is necessary that we consolidate the capacities of the local public authorities (APL), in order to quickly respond to the problems faced by the citizens. They can be settled both through financial decentralization for settlements and with the participation of the government and the development partners,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.
During a visit to the Mihai Eminescu gymnasium, where 445 pupils study, the PM appreciated the fact that the school was oriented to use green energy. The institution benefits from a station working on biomass, the construction of which is close to completion, as well as of solar batteries. With the support of donors, the building’s institution was thermally insulated. All these measures allow the institution’s administration to save money when paying for the electric and thermal energy. The school’s director, Ecaterina Enciu, said the institution’s leadership was permanently concerned about the ensuring of the best conditions of education for pupils – furniture, laptops and tablets were bought through projects; the devices are provided to children, if the class enters quarantine.
Also, the prime minister visited the children’s centre of creation from the Cantemir town. As many as 632 children guided by 26 teachers study at the institution’s headquarters and its branches in all. The centre’s goal is to multilaterally educate the children, including enhance their aptitudes in various sectors.
The PM participated also in an event on the inauguration of a new water-purifying station and a sewerage system, which will serve about 5,500 residents. The treatment station was built in line with the latest standards and will be able to be extended in the neighbour settlements. Prime Minister Gavrilita thanked the European Union and the development partners, noting that this project backs the country’s strategic goals in the fields of sustainable supply with water, sewerage and treatment of residual waters. ‘’The restoration of infrastructure is one of the regional development priorities. The population, in general, as well as the economic agents and investors should benefit from better conditions. Among the prerogatives, there is also the extension of the water and sewerage supply systems. The water resources available represent a key element for the economic development. The settlement of the water-related problems means progress in all sectors: economic, social and environment,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.
A new sewerage system with a length of about 21.2 km was constructed within the project and 3 modern stations for pumping residual waters were set. The water-purifying station was built within the project, Development of Rural Areas from Moldova (DevRAM), implemented by the Austrian Development Agency. The project has a budget estimated at 8.7 million euros, of which 6 million euros is the EU’s contribution and 2.27 million euros is the co-financing of the Austrian Development Agency.