Moldovan government to provide compensations to economic agents, other non-household consumers for gas consumed
18:13 | 31.01.2023 Category: Official
Chisinau, 31 January /MOLDPRES/ - All non-household consumers will receive compensations for the first 500 cubic metres of gas consumed monthly on the period January-March 2023, in an amount of 12.27 lei (without the value added tax) per one cubic metre. The Commission for Emergency Situations (CSE) today approved the mechanism of compensation of gas for the economic agents, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
Another provision included in the mechanism elaborated by the Economics Ministry regards the providing of compensations to the enterprises with increased consumption of natural gas from the following sectors: agro-food sector, the one of clothes and footwear, of glass, carpets, of paper and cardboard articles. The companies will be able to ask for the second type of compensations, if the monthly invoice of gas (without VAT), represents at least 5 per cent of the value of the deliveries of goods and services from the concerned month. In this case too, decision-makers establish the compensation for gas in quantum of 12.27 lei (without VAT) per one cubic metre, but not more than 1.5 million lei per one non-household consumer for one month. The compensation for the first 500 cubic metres will be excluded from the sum compensated.
„The government understands quite well the difficult situation in which more economic agents found themselves, because of the increase in prices for the energy resources. The compensation we will provide will help them overcome the cold period of the year, preserve the jobs and not resort to increases in prices,’’ PM Natalia Gavrilita said.
The economic agents can ask for compensations for gas through the single electronic reporting desk: https://raportare.gov.md/, by filling in the application form. The submission of the last application should be made till 12 May 2023.
The overall sum of compensations provided to the non-household consumers will not exceed 230 million lei – money allocated from the government’s intervention fund.
Also today, CSE allowed the non-household consumers to purchase up to 200 steres of fire wood from soft and resinous species for their personal use.
Another CSE’s decision is a proposal to extend the emergency state in Moldova by another 60 days. The request is to be submitted to the government for approval and then it will be discussed in parliament’s plenum. According to the Commission’s report, the need to prolong the emergency state is triggered by persistent risks and threats regarding the energy security, as well as the national one, in the context of Russia’s continuous aggression acts against Ukraine.