Two localities improve infrastructure with Germany’s assistance

An artesian well was built in Mateuți village of Rezina district with support from the German Bank for Reconstruction. Also, pedestrian streets were paved and a street lighting segment was built in Sângerei town with similar funds. Germany’s Ambassador to Moldova Angela Ganninger on February 18 visited the facilities after they were put into operation, IPN reports.

In Mateuți, besides the arterial well, there was erected a pumping station and an electricity and water supply network and purchased technological equipment. Contacted by IPN, mayor of the village Angela Ursachi said that this is the second artesian well built in the village. The construction works started in the autumn of 2018 and were completed in 2019. The first well was built in 2009. The water supply system consisted of two branches. One branch supplied water to the population from towers, while the other branch from reservoirs. But water in both of the segments came from an artesian well and when this was used up, everyone remained without water. This way, the second artesian well will ensure both of the segments with water continuously.

In Sângerei, the damaged poles were taken away and new poles for street lighting were put up. There were set up connection and LED lighting elements. The asphalt on sidewalks was replaced with pedestrian paving on an area of about 5,000 square meters. Also, the old curbs were replaced with stone curbs. The modernization facilitates the people’s access to the mayor’s office, the secondary school, the kindergarten and other institutions.

Mayor of Sângerei Anatolie Kovaliov, during Ambassador Angela Ganninger’s visit, said the money of the German people reached the destination. The whole population of Sângerei, over 12,000 people, and the guests of the town enjoy perfect pedestrian lighting when walking daily on clean sidewalks. During the project implementation phase, the German bank also offered technical assistance.

Both of the projects were implemented within the German cooperation in concert with the Social Investment Fund of Moldova and the German Bank for Reconstruction. The artesian well in Mateuți, Rezina, was built at a cost of €63,000, €51,000 of which represented money of German taxpayers. The works in Sângerei cost €176,000, €111,000 of which represented Germany’s contribution.

At the event in Sângerei, Ambassador Angela Ganninger said that Germany, through the launched projects that were already completed, aimed to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life. The Government of Germany supports projects in over 200 localities of Moldova through the agency of the Social Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency Project. Germany provided €11.6 million in non-reimbursable assistance. The budget was used to implement 235 community development projects, including for the renovation of schools and kindergartens, energy efficiency, street lighting, water supply systems, new roads, etc.

The Social Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency Project that is financially supported by Germany has been implemented in Moldova since 2003.

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