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Protocol on development of Romania-Moldova interconnection aqueduct system signed

11:42 | 11.11.2022 Category: Economic

Chisinau, Nov. 11 /MOLDPRES/- Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spînu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development signed today in Iasi, together with Romanian Minister of Environment, Water and Forests Barna Tánczos the Protocol amending the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Moldova and of Romania on the regulation of the construction of aqueducts.

The Protocol sees amendments to the basic Agreement, in the part concerning the location of aqueducts with the undercrossing of the Prut River: between the localities of Măcărești (Romania) - Măcărești (Moldova); in the Tabăra locality sector (Romania); between the localities of Sculeni (Romania) – Sculeni (Moldova); between the localities of Ungheni (Romania) – Ungheni (Moldova).

"Promoting the Protocol will contribute to improving the quality of life of the population in the rural areas within the radius of which the aqueducts will be built. The source of drinking water is advantageous and economical, because it excludes the need to implement an alternative project from the local water source - the Prut river", said the deputy prime minister.

According to the Agreement, the investments on the territory of Romania and on the territory of the Republic of Moldova, up to the interconnection points, including crossing the border, will be carried out by the regional water supply and sewerage operator from Romania. At the same time, investments will be needed on the Moldovan side, which will be borne by the Government of the Republic of Moldova in order to connect the localities in the vicinity of the constructed aqueduct. These are to be correlated with the priorities stated by the Executive and the means available in the National Fund for Regional and Local Development.

The signing of the Protocol and the entry into force of the Agreement will contribute to the development of an interconnection aqueduct system in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, the formation of the drinking water market and water supply services for consumers.

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