Moldovan government will help Chisinau companies to acquire their own treatment facilities, which will solve the problem of unpleasant odors in the city
This was stated by Prime Minister Maia Sandu during a government meeting at which the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and the Environment presented information about the investigation of the situation at the Apă Canal treatment plant, which emits bad odors unpleasant to the residents of the capital. Responsible persons said that a working group had been created to investigate the situation. This group established that a number of manufacturers did not comply with legal requirements and did not install their own treatment facilities. Because of this, the Apă Canal wastewater treatment plant is overloaded and cannot handle wastewater treatment. In this regard, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs Andrei Nastase ordered that unscheduled inspections be carried out at enterprises to ensure compliance with the law. As a result, prosecutors have already opened several criminal cases. “This has been going on for many years. Economic agents know that there is a law, but do not comply with it because they feel impunity. As a result, city residents must suffer. If these economic agents were severely punished in the past, they would have already acquired the necessary equipment. The punishment must be very tough,” emphasized Prime Minister Maia Sandu. She also instructed the Minister of Agriculture, Regional Development and the Environment, Georgeta Mincu, to find ways to lend to economic agents for the acquisition and installation of their own treatment facilities. The Secretary of State of the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and the Environment, Iuliana Cantaragiu, clarified that the legislation allows suspending the activities of an economic agent that caused significant damage to the environment until it corrects the situation. // 05.09.2019 - InfoMarket.