A study on the current and future impact of the construction of hydroelectric power stations on the Dniester will be prepared within the framework of the launched project with a budget of $ 550 thousand.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environmental Protection of Moldova and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have agreed to launch the project. The project will be financed by the Government of Sweden, it will be implemented in 2018-2019. The study will be prepared by the end of 2019 and will provide the Moldovan authorities with up-to-date data on the potential for ecological and socio-economic impacts of hydropower facilities on the Dniester. The project also provides for the development of a new methodology for assessing the potential damage to aquatic ecosystems, which should be approved by the Government of Moldova. Experts will teach the authorities how to use this methodology. The project will contribute to strengthening the negotiating capacity of the Commission for the Sustainable Use and Protection of the Dniester, which includes 19 representatives of central and local public administration authorities, academic institutions and non-governmental environmental organizations. The commission was established based on the Agreement between Moldova and Ukraine on cooperation in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development of the Dniester River basin, signed in Rome in 2012 //12.09.2018 - InfoMarket.