In the town of Calarasi, the rehabilitated and expanded water supply and sewerage network was inaugurated. The residents of Calarasi were provided with quality water supply services thanks to a project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Regional Development Agency (RDA) Centre.
On Thursday, December 8, 2022, the event of the inauguration of the new water supply and sewerage network in Calarasi was attended by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, the Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova, the representative of the German Embassy in the Republic of Moldova, the management of RDA Centre, representatives of the German Development Cooperation (GIZ Moldova), local public authorities, representatives of the construction company, residents of Calarasi, as well as representatives of civil society.
Thanks to this project, 11.4 km of water supply networks were rehabilitated and 4.5 km extended in Calarasi, as well as 4.9 km of sewage networks were extended. Through the 875 new connections to drinking water, and 234 new connections to the sewage system, 16,500 city residents benefit from improved public services.
The total value of the project “Improving water supply and sewerage services in Calarasi town” is about 1.5 million euros, of which about 1.4 million euros – offered as a non-refundable grant by the European Union, and about 174 thousand euros – the contribution of the Calarasi Town Hall.
At the same time, with the support of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Municipal Enterprise ‘Calarasi Communal-Housing Household’ benefitted from financial support worth about 30,000 Euro, which includes: a laboratory equipped to monitor water quality, equipment for detecting water leaks, clothing and protective equipment for staff. The specialists of the numicipal enterprise were trained to manage various aspects related to quality management, business planning, customer relations and further expansion of services to neighbouring municipalities.
‘Improving water supply and sewerage services in Calarasi town’ project was carried out by the Regional Development Agency Centre with the financial support of the European Union under the ‘Construction of water supply and sanitation infrastructure and energy efficiency in public buildings’ project. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ (Moldova) in partnership with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development. The total budget of the project is 39.8 million Euro.