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EU offers 400 thousand euros for development of four clusters in Cahul and Ungheni regions

13:23 | 15.05.2023 Category: Regional

Chisinau, May 15 /MOLDPRES/- Four clusters in Cahul and Ungheni regions benefit from grants of €100,000 each, as part of “EU4Moldova: Focal Regions” programme, financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP and UNICEF. 

Therefore, in Cahul, the livestock cluster "Bacii Sudului" will develop and strengthen the technologies and increase the quality of products in the field of sheep farming, the winemaking cluster will establish and equip an Oenological Center and the beekeeping cluster will strengthen the sector by equipping it with specialized packaging equipment. At the same time, in Ungheni, the "Dealurile Măgurii" touristic cluster will develop services and increase the competitiveness of the region's touristic offer.

The financial assistance offered to clusters will enable purchase of equipment, goods, works, and services, all these contributing to job creation and more investments in the regions.

“The financial and technical support offered to the clusters will help its members – private companies, local public authorities and research institutions - to develop further. As a result, the urban and rural areas of the Cahul and Ungheni will become more attractive to locals, tourists and investors, positioning them closer to EU standards. The EU support helps both regions to improve the living standards and to strengthen the economic and social cohesion of the Republic of Moldova,” said Jānis Mažeiks, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova during the grants certificates awarding ceremony, conducted on 13 May 2023.

“Today is also about celebrating the local business community from Ungheni and Cahul for their partnership, resilience, and dedication to continue investing in the economic development of the two regions. UNDP Moldova will continue to advance the approaches that catalyse investments and growth, and a cooperation in a ‘cluster’ format among economic actors,” said Andrea Cuzyova, Resident Representative a.i. to the Republic of UNDP Moldova.

“EU4Moldova: Focal Regions” programme (2019-2024) supports smart, inclusive, and sustainable socio-economic development in Cahul and Ungheni regions, to bring a better quality of life to citizens. The programme has a total budget of €23 million, is financed by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).


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