The United States to increase grant aid for Moldova through USAID by $29.2 million to further support democratic and economic reforms in the country
This is provided for by two letters confirming the intention to increase the size of US grant aid for Moldova for development purposes. Moldova’s Prime Minister Maia Sandu and Deputy Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for Europe and Eurasia, Brock Bierman, signed theses letters in Chisinau on Monday in the presence of the US Ambassador to Moldova Derek Hogan. One document provides for an increase in grant aid by $11.4 million, and the second – an increase by $17.8 million. As noted, Moldova will receive an additional $29.2 million from the United States to continue democratic programs and reforms, support the economy, diversify trade, to ensure good management, increase transparency, including in the decision-making process, support the civil society, local authorities, independent media, develop the economy, promote tourism, IT, improve competitiveness, implement a wide range of projects. “We believe in the market economy and want with the help of the United States to build a real market and competitive economy, since only healthy competition in the market will help create new jobs with good salaries, raise the living standards of citizens,” said Maia Sandu. She assured that the government will make every effort to use the aid most effectively, transparently and fairly in the interests of the citizens. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is one of Moldova’s main partners in sustainable development. Thanks to the assistance provided to Moldova through USAID, we managed to implement an impressive number of projects to ensure the sustainable development of our country and strengthen the democratic institutions of the state. The majority of Moldovans have experienced the results of projects implemented with the support of USAID since 1992. During this time, the amount of aid came close to $1.4 billion and was used in various areas: infrastructure, agriculture, information technology, etc. It is planned that USAID will continue to actively participate in the implementation of projects on the sustainable development of our country, with a focus on programs which directly affect the lives of citizens, in particular: education, health, infrastructure, development of civil society and ensuring the objectivity of the media, etc. // 08.07.2019 - InfoMarket.