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Prospects of regional development policy discussed at international conference

09:36 | 23.11.2021 Category: Regional

Chisinau, 23 November / MOLDPRES / -Prospects of the regional development policy in the Republic of Moldova was the topic of an international conference, organized yesterday in Chisinau, in the context of the Days of the Northern Development Region, the 7th edition.

The event brought together officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, directors and specialists from regional development agencies (ADR), members of regional development councils in the country, representatives of the project Modernization of Local Public Services, implemented by GIZ Moldova, ADR Vest and ADR Nord-Est Romania.

"In the last two years, regional development policy has progressed at a fairly fast pace, thanks in large part to development partners, who have contributed to streamlining processes, improving the policy and legal framework, but also expanding interventions in within the framework of regional development policy. We managed to carry out several projects and to approve different policies in this field. Basically, the last steps we are going to take would be the approval of the new regional development strategy, which is now in the final stages, the approval of the Regional Operational Programs, as well as the Single Program Document, which would allow us, in 2022, let's start a new chapter in the field of regional development ", said at the event Ana Mardare, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development.

Maria Prisacari, director of the North Regional Development Agency, said that the finality of the regional development policy is created to increase competitiveness and increase the quality of life, and the main concern of national authorities in this regard, given budget constraints , is to streamline the process and coordinate the use of these resources. "Through this international conference, we want to initiate a new platform for communication and debates on the prospects of regional development policy in the Republic of Moldova and exchange of know-how with partners in Romania," said Prisacari.

This year, ADR Nord implements nine regional development projects, with a total budget of about three hundred million lei. Of the nine projects, four are funded by the National Fund for Regional Development, with a budget of about one hundred million lei, and five projects are funded by the European Union, with a budget of about two hundred million lei.

The international conference was organized by the North Regional Development Agency, under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, within the project Support for the North Regional Development Council, funded by the Federal Government Germany through the project Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova, implemented by the Agency for International Cooperation of Germany (GIZ) Moldova.

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