PM says Moldova goes right way in first 100 days of governance
16:02 | 11.11.2021 Category: Political
Chisinau, 11 November /MOLDPRES/ - We have 100 days during which we have brought money to Moldova and in people’s pockets, put an end to the international isolation, started the cleaning of the institutions and the justice reform, laid the foundations of the economy’s and infrastructure’s development and competently managed the sanitary crisis and the gas crisis. There are 100 days in which Moldova was going the right way. Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita made statements to this effect in the report on the government’s work in the first 100 days of mandate, presented today.
According to the PM, on this period, the cabinet has had more important achievements. ‘’First of all, we have increased the pensions, just as we promised. On average, the pensions lower than 2,000 grew by 400 lei. The highest pensions were indexed by 3.89 per cent. We competently managed the difficult natural gas crisis. Moldova got a twice lower price than the current price on the European markets. To help people easier go through the winter, the government came up with a programme of compensations for the low-income people and help in the invoice for natural gas and thermal agent for all consumers. Given the decrease in the volumes of gas delivered, for the first time ever, we ensured procurements from alternative sources, in order to stabilize the pressure in the network and nobody remains without gas,’’ Gavrilita said.
The official noted that ‘’the first step towards the country’s energy diversification was made; now, we are to move with determination on the way of tightening Moldova’s energy security.’’ ‘’In full wave of pandemic crisis, the government continued and encouraged efforts of vaccination and strengthened the capacity of the health system and the restrictions were attentively set, in order not to harm the country’s economy and education. We have enough vaccines; everything we should do is to be vaccinated, in order to overcome the pandemic together. The cabinet was also by the side of the business: the HoReCa system effectively benefits from six-per cent value added tax (VAT) and the employees who get vaccinated receive two days-off subsidized by the state,’’ the prime minister stressed.
„We adopted mechanisms to subsidize the salaries in case of reducing of the working activity. We advanced in the implementation of the Association Agreement, including through the adoption of the new customs code, new railway code and other basic documents which de-blocked the European financings for Moldova. With concrete steps, we get close to Europe and make proper order in the country’s laws and institutions. We got from EU the commitment to help Moldova with 600 million euros for getting out of the crisis and this money will be used where the needs are higher: in the medical system, in infrastructure, in the creation of jobs with good salaries. We got additional non-refundable assistance worth 60 million euros to overcome the energy crisis. We negotiated and re-launched the economic programme with IMF, which in the next years will provide financings amounting to 564 million dollars and will allow the country’s stability and development,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.
The prime minister referred also to the relations with the neighbour countries. ‘’We re-launched the relations with the neighbours; we started the processes which will lead to the construction of new bridges across the Dniester and Prut rivers – in Cosauti, Ungheni and Giurgiulesti; we sped up the connection to the European electric energy network; we ensured the functionality, for the first time ever, of the Iasi-Ungheni gas pipeline; we signed with foreign financers contracts for the rehabilitation of 500 km of roads. The infrastructure from Moldova must be an engine of the country’s development; so here we will provide much resources in the years to come,’’ the prime minister also said.
The cabinet led by Natalia Gavrilita will mark its 100 days of governance on 14 November.
The government’s activity report for the first 100 days can be downloaded here: gov.md/sites/default/files/raportul_100_zile_guvernulgavrilita.pdf