Members of Regional Sector Commission in the field of Solid Waste Management (SWM RSC) from South Development Region, created with GIZ (German Development Cooperation through GIZ) support under the ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ (MLPS) project have met today, 7 June, in a second meeting at the Cimislia Rayon Council.
The event was attended by representatives of Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment (MARDE), members and specialists of SWM RSC working group, GIZ/MLPS advisors, IDIS Viitorul representatives, South RDA and Gagauzia RDA specialists.
The meeting was moderated by Netedu Gheorghe, vice-president of Cimislia rayon, who substituted Iovu Bivol, the co-chair of the Regional Sector Commission in the field of Solid Waste Management from the South Development Region.
Tatiana Arama, head of strategic planning and programming section welcomed the participants and mentioned that the continuity of activities carried out within the meetings must be ensured. The commission will serve to eliminate with joint efforts any obstacles appearing.
In his turn, Petru Veverita, GIZ/MLPS senior national advisor in regional planning and programming greeted the participants and mentioned that the institution he represents is open to provide the necessary support to the Commission, so it is functional and reaches its purposes.
Natalia Dubalari, Secretary of SWM RSC informed the commission on the activities carried out in November 2017-May 2018. Further, the members of SWM RSC discussed the current situation in the sector specific to South Development Region according to the information of the report based on the results of questionnaires completed by local public authorities from the concerned region. The report was presented by Tamara Guvir, GIZ expert who referred, also, to the priorities in arranging temporary landfills, selected from existing dump sites.
‘We have gathered to discuss the most stringent problems of the region in the SWM sector and identify best solutions for each of the problems’, mentioned Bolocan Svetlana, the Head of the MARDE Division for chemicals and solid waste management policies. MARDE representatives spoke further about the new legal provisions in the field of solid waste management.
The participants exchanged information and actively took part in a questions and answers, proposals and solutions session. At the meeting, the members of the Commission got acquainted with the Work Plan of SWM RSC for 2nd quarter and approved it at the end of the meeting.
SWM RSC was created based on the Decision no. 2 from 29 July 2017 of South RDC. Also, back then South RDC approved the operating rules of the created structure. In creating and ensuring the functionality of regional sector commissions, South Regional Development Council and South Regional Development Agency is supported by GIZ (German Development Cooperation through GIZ) under the ‘Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova’ (MLPS) project, implemented in partnership with Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment with financial support of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), European Union, Romanian Government, Swedish Government, and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
As part of its work, SWM RSC will debate draft decisions elaborating recommendations on them, which will be further, presented at South RDC meetings. The Commission will have the task to examine and approve regional development priorities in the SWM 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.