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Members of Regional Sector Commission in the field of Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS RSC) from the Development Region North, created with the support of the German Development Cooperation through GIZ under the ‘Modernisation of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ (MLPS) project, met on 24 November, in a first meeting at RDA North. The event was, also, attended by representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), GIZ and RDA North.
Members of WSS RSC elected Serghei Cetulean as co-chair of the Commission. He is the mayor of Parcani village from Soroca rayon and is involved in the implementation of a water supply project in Parcani. The co-chair from MARDE is Ion Lica, senior consultant, approved by the Decision no. 2 from 27 September 2017 of the North Regional Development Council (RDC).
The interim director of North RDA, Constantin Bandiu, expressed the belief that the work of the new Commission will be characterised by participative approach in decision making with an impact for the region, which will contribute to strengthening the inter-municipal cooperation in the field of Water Supply and Sanitation. In his turn, the national senior advisor GIZ Petru Veverita reconfirmed GIZ openness in providing the Commission with necessary support, so it would fulfil its mission efficiently.
Members of WSS RSC got acquainted with the internal working rules of the Commission, as well as, its objectives. Further, they discussed the current situation in the specified sector from the North Development Region, the experience and initiatives of regionalising water supply and sanitation services, as well as, projects in the WSS sector, which are under implementation in the North Development Region. In this context, the head of the Strategic Planning and Programming Section in North RDA, Inga Cojocaru, informed the members of the Commission on the WSS projects included in the Single Programming Document (SPD) and in the North Regional Operational Plan (ROP). The members of the Commission, also, were presented with the national policy and existing framework in the WSS sector. Ion Lica, co-chair of the Commission on behalf of MARDE provided the information in this respect.
Svetlana Caliniac, GIZ regional advisor talked about GIZ vision on implementing local public services projects in the WSS sector referring to the 5-pillar approach: (1) integrated planning and programming at local level; (2) improvement of cooperation between LPAs; (3) investments in optimising the infrastructure local public services delivery; (4) capacity building of LPAs and service operators; (5) mobilisation and awareness raising of population. In addition, the regional advisor GIZ offered the members of the Commission information on the study case related to the ‘Improvement of water supply and sanitation services in Riscani rayon’ project implemented by North RDA with MLPS project support.
WSS RSC was established by North RDC Decision no.3 from 29 June 2017. It was back then, that the internal working rules of the created structured were approved by North RDC. The functionality of the Commission will be ensured by North RDA with support from MLPS project, implemented by GIZ with financial support of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Romanian Government, the Swedish Government, European Union and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
As part of its work, WSS RSC will debate draft decisions elaborating recommendations on them, which will be further, presented at North RDC meetings. The Commission will have the task to examine and approve regional development priorities in the WSS sector, promote regional projects among donors and investors, examine with specialised independent expert support the project pipeline, various surveys, analysis and recommendations for the formation of a regional vision on the development of the given sector.