Moldovan government declares works of construction of Chisinau-Straseni-Calarasi aqueduct as public utility of national interest
16:22 | 14.09.2022 Category: Official
Chisinau, 14 September /MOLDPRES/ - The government today gave a positive notification to a draft law on the declaring of the works of construction of the water main Chisinau-Straseni—Calarasi as public utility of national interest, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
The document stays at the basis of the carrying out of the project titled, Improvement of the water infrastructure in Central Moldova, financed by the German Federal government, through the German Development Bank (KfW) and the National Fund for Regional and Local Development (FNDRL).
The project sees the construction, in the first phase, of the water main Chisinau-Straseni-Calarasi. It will ensure the transportation of drinking water to the Straseni and Calarasi towns, on a length of 53 km, with the related infrastructure.
The phase I has financial coverage on behalf of the German Federal government, through KfW, in form of a grant worth 15 million euros and the Moldovan government’s contribution is equivalent to the sum of 1.6 million euros – financial means provided through annual allocations in FNDRL.
The construction works specific for the phases II and III of the project, which regard the extension of the water supply networks in the settlements of the Calarasi and Straseni districts, are not subjects of declaring public utility of national interest and do not get under the action of the present law, as they are subjects of declaring public utilities of local interest.
The project is implemented by the Centru Regional Development Agency (ADR Centru) and to this end decision-makers ratified agreements on financing between Moldova and KfW, worth 25 million euros in all. The compulsory contribution of FNDRL, in an equivalent sum of 2.6 million euros, was approved within the project.
The project’s implementation will provide access to drinking water to about 170,000 citizens from the settlements of the Straseni and Calarasi districts, as well as the providing of qualitative water supply services.