On 10 August, members of Monitoring Committee of ‘Modernization of Local Public Services’ (MLPS) project implemented by German Development Cooperation through GIZ met in a working meeting. The goal of the session was to discuss the project results in the reporting period April – June 2017 and activities planned for next quarter.  

The event was attended by representatives from Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), Regional Development Agencies (North, Centre, South and TAU Gagauzia), presidents of Regional Development Councils (North, Centre, South and TAU Gagauzia), development partners and MLPS co-financing partners, as well as, MLPS project advisors.  

Dorin Andros, Secretary of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment: ‘Together with my colleagues we have thoroughly analysed the progress report submitted by MLPS and drew the conclusion that certain milestones will require adjusting, as in the context of the central public administration reform, new activities will appear and they are to be jointly implemented. The current structure of the Ministry was, also, discussed with the development partners in order to ensure a good functionality of the institution’.

Alexandr Muravschi, MLPS project interim manager: ‘We are glad to have such a good cooperation with the main institutional counterpart. The reform process is, of course, a complex one and we will continue to support the ministry in promoting the regional development policy’.

During the meeting, MLPS/GIZ advisors talked about the achievements and challenges encountered in the four intervention areas of the project during the reporting period. They also mentioned the activities planned for the next quarter and pointed out the challenges that might appear in the future, identifying, at the same time, the possible solutions in this respect. 

The project ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ (MLPS) is implemented by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment and is financially supported by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the European Union, the Romanian Government, the Swedish Government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

For more details discussed during the event, please access the presentation HERE.