City Council allocates apartments to Transnistrian refugees on condition
The Chisinau Menial Council (CMC) will allow the Transnistrian refugees to move into the new apartments only if they vacate the studios offered to them in Ciocana district in 1992-1995, deputy mayor of Chisinau Igor Lupulciuc told Info-Prim Neo. The Chisinau authorities imposed such a condition because the Transnistrian refugees do not want to leave the one-room apartments allocated to them on a provisional basis. “We do not want to see the refugees abusively occupying the studios too and to be forced to appeal to court to regain them as this can take many years,” Lupulciuc explained. At the last meeting, the CMC allocated six apartments from the building located on Ginta Latina Street to Transnistrian refugees. Another nine families received the bachelor apartments vacated by the refugees. The buildings with these apartments are situated on 5/3 Mircea cel Batran Street and on 16 Igor Vieru Street. In such a way, Lupulciuc says, the municipality will manage to provide more Transnistrian refugees with housing, not only the 80 families that will receive apartments in the block situated on Ginta Latina Street. Asked why some of the families that received studios earlier are now provided with apartments, the deputy mayor said that the sanitary norm for a family member is 9-12 square metres. The bachelor apartments are 12 – 18 metres in area. If a family has minimum three members, it must be provided with an apartment that is at least 27 square metres in area. If these families expand, the municipality will provide them with new apartments only in compliance with the general lists of applicants for housing drawn up by the district’s head offices. A number of 155 Transnistrian refugees are now applying for apartments. A large part of them did not receive one-room apartments from the Chisinau City Hall in 1992.