4 major infrastructure projects worth 40.4 million euros will be implemented in the framework of the Romania-Moldova 2014-2020 Joint Operational Program
According to the State Chancellery, the Moldovan and Romanian authorities signed contracts for the financing of large infrastructure projects that will receive EU grants as part of the Romania-Moldova 2014-2020 Joint Operational Program. The total cost of projects exceeds 40 million euros, of which 60% will be allocated by the EU in the form of grants. Projects are aimed at developing communications infrastructure; regional cooperation in preventing and combating cross-border crime; improved SMURD operational structure; restoration and modernization of customs points on the Romania - Moldova border. The projects will be implemented by the authorities of the two countries. In particular, the first project, with a budget of 7.9 million euros (of which 5 million euros - EU funding), is aimed at improving the exchange of information between partner countries through the development of communication infrastructure. The budget of the second project “Moldova-Romania regional cooperation for the prevention and fight against cross-border crime” - 12.5 million euros (6.4 million euros - the EU). The project aims to improve the security of the EU’s eastern borders by rehabilitating police stations in the border area, purchasing equipment and training police officers. About 10 million euros (6.4 million euros - the EU) are aimed at implementing the SMURD 2 project. It is aimed at improving the safety of the population by developing the capacity to intervene in emergency situations. Another 10 million euros (6.4 million euros - the EU) will be used to improve the quality of customs services. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to carry out the reconstruction, rehabilitation and equipping of customs posts at the Moldovan-Romanian border (Albita-Leuseni, Sculeni-Sculeni, Giurgiulesti-Giurgiuleshi). All 4 projects will be implemented within 3 years from the moment of signing the financing contracts. It is noted that these 4 projects will use 30% of the funding allocated within the Romania-Moldova Joint Operational Program for 2014-2020. Let us recall that the Romania-Moldova Joint Operational Program, mediated by the European Neighborhood Instrument (ENI), is being introduced in 2014-2020 and is funded by the European Union. The EU has allocated € 81 million for this program. // 09.07.2019 - InfoMarket.