State of emergency prolonged by 60 days in Moldova
22:17 | 28.07.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 28 July /MOLDPRES/ - The emergency state will be prolonged by a period of 60 days in Moldova beginning from 8 August 2022. The decision to this end was adopted with the votes of most MPs, at a government’s request. In the parliament’s plenum, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita said that, in the current regional context and of the one of the challenges faced by Moldova, the government further needs leverages for the management, in a quick regime, of the crises which hit the quality of living of the people from all over the world, including of the Moldovan citizens, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The PM stressed that the war in Ukraine had created more crisis situations: the logistic and food chains were interrupted, the prices for gas, oil and electric energy grew, the imports were hit and the lack of energy and logistic connections with the European Union through Romania made Moldova more vulnerable.
„In the context of this major crisis, the government works intensely to identify possibilities to help the national economy. We have already found resources to compensate to farmers the excise duty on diesel, we continued to provide low quotas at the value added tax (VAT), I directly got involved to remove blockages at the crossing of the border; we have achieved the liberalization of the road transport with the European Union, we got an increase in export quotas for a string of agricultural products and we ensured alternative transport corridors for those who make commerce. These and many other decisions on which we work, including the extension of the capacity of the Giurgiulesti port, construction of new bridges across the Prut river and development of the capacities of the Moldovan railway, are just some of the decisions we have to adopt, in order to attenuate the effects of the crisis,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.
The prime minister said that, since the last extension of the emergency state, the Commission for Emergency Situations had adopted more important measures: conditions were insured for the signing of contracts on the supply of electric energy for July and August, over 83 million lei saved from the use of crude oil was transmitted to the population support fund and the import of oil products coming from EU states was simplified. Also, decision-makers instructed the reconnection of more public institutions to the centralized supply with thermal energy and the people directly involved in the management of crises received benefits for the effort made.
„I would also like that, just as the overwhelming majority of the people, we return to normal, to peace; yet, the war create serious situations in which the government’s response must be immediate. I committed before the parliament that the actions of the cabinet I lead will not exceed the mandate given by the parliament, and through the Commission for Emergency Situations, we will act transparently and the derogations we will make from the legal framework will be proportionally and strictly necessary for the management and overcoming of the emergency situation. We fulfilled this promise and we will continue to observe it,’’ the PM stressed.
Prime minister’s speech: https://bit.ly/3bbFV8H