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The German Investment Support fund promotes the measures outlined in the 'Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova' project. The project also supports the implementation of other measures, such as already existing pilot projects.

The priority areas of the project are:

  • water supply and sanitation;
  • waste management;
  • energy efficiency in public buildings.

The German Investment Support fund will contribute significantly to and raise the potential of regional development. By promoting a transparent process, it encourages basic preparation measures for budget support from the EU, thus enhancing the attractiveness of the Ministry of Regional Development and Construction and the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) for other donors. The measures supported by the fund enhance the absorption capacity of partners from Moldova.

The Ministry of Regional Development and Construction and the corresponding Regional Development Agencies effectively manage the German Investment Support fund.

»»  Methodological Approach

The German Investment Support fund is conceptually and organisationally closely related to the 'Modernization of Local Public Services in hte Republic of Moldova' project, so all activities will be carried out exclusively by the project's employees. The project consists of two intervention areas: 'Modernization of Local Public Services in Moldova' and 'Regional Planning and Programming'. The support fund promotes the main goal of the project and will be used to finance measures under both intervention areas. 

In line with the investment areas of the on-going 'Modernization of Local Public Services in Moldova' project, the fund provides resources for investment in water supply, sanitation, waste management and energy efficiency in public buildings only.

Since 2010, the legal process of regional planning has served as a basis for project identification. Representatives of localities, rayons, civil society organisations and local companies have been establishing the priorities for such development within the a framework in which they are equally represented. Through the project proposal selection procedure, carried out periodically, all localities in Moldova are invited to submit project proposals for investment measures to improve local public services. Other investment areas include economic promotion and environmental protection. 

The Regional Development Agencies then assess the project proposals based on a set of pre-defined criteria in a transparent procedure. Based on these assessments, the RDAs, subordinate to the Ministry, organise a contest for investment measures to improve local public services. A body comprising qualified personnel of the institution responsible for implementation, the RDAs and the 'Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova' project then select the winning investment measures. The decision-making process on project investment relies to a great extent on the procedure outlined above.

Through technical and administrative assistance, the 'Modernization of Local Public Services in the Republic of Moldova' project ensures compliance with legal and professional standards in the preparation and implementation of the selection process by the three agencies. In addition, regional development councils are responsible for verifying the implementation of jointly identified measures (projects) to improve transparency and investment accountability. These mechanisms have been in place since 2010 for the National Fund for Regional Development, which is financed by the state budget of the Republic of Moldova. Communities are supported by the RDAs and by GIZ experts in the implementation of the projects.

The National Fund for Regional Development can ensure the control of service provision by the partner in a transparent manner and without great expense. In addition, the use of the Fund's investment sources is verified by the parliamentary committee responsible for decentralisation and regional development, supported by the GIZ project.

»»  List of projects selected for funding under German Investment Support, 2014-2015

List of projects selected for funding under German Investment Support, 2014-2015

Minimum selection criteria:

  • the projects are expansion of GIZ pilot projects;
  • the projects were submitted under Calls for Proposals by the National Fund for Regional Development;
  • priority is given to energy efficiency projects, an area included in the National Strategy for Regional Development.

Project

Amount of funding, Euro 

Project Description

Purchase of vehicles for the service provider 'Apa-Canal' Costesti


 


 

 

 

97,000

 

Beneficiary: Municipal Enterprise 'Apa Canal' Costesti  

Implementation of this project will result in the efficient operation of fixed assets built through the 'Construction of the sewerage system in Duruitoarea Veche village' and 'Reconstruction and modernisation of the wastewater treatment plant in Costeşti town, Riscani Rayon' projects.

The company's new machinery and equipment will reduce the time necessary for liquidation of damages, exclude the need to rent equipment from other companies, and result in the efficient maintenance and operation of the water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment systems. Also, by holding such equipment, the company will be able to provide services for third parties, thus increasing its revenue.   

Construction of a sewerage system in Duruitoarea Veche village, Riscani rayon   

123,000

Beneficiary: Duruitoarea Veche village, Costesti LPA I, Riscani rayon

The project provides for the construction of an external gravity sewer system and the connection of consumers to the system. It also supports the building of two pumping stations.

The wastewater will be discharged to the treatment plant described in the conceptual design for the project 'Reconstruction and Modernisation of the Treatment Plant in Costesti, Riscani rayon' .

Reconstruction and modernisation of the waste water treatment plant in Costesti, Riscani rayon  

298,000

Beneficiary: Costesti LPA I, Riscani rayon

After the long dormancy of the existing treatment plant in Costesti town, the wastewater treatment situation became alarming, leading to a need for the reconstruction and modernisation of the treatment plant.

The project involves the construction of an MBBR type wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 300 m³/day, with two modules for the biological treatment of 150 m³/day each.

The project will be carried out in two phases, namely mounting a biological treatment module of 150m³/day of stainless steel, to be followed by expansion to 300 m³/day.

Construction of a sewerage system in Rosu village   

720,000

Beneficiary: Rosu village LPA I, Cahul rayon

The conceptual design involves the construction of an external gravity sewer system for four sewerage zones, with connections for consumers. The wastewater from consumers will be accumulated in the catchments of the SPC-1, SPC-2, SPC-3, SPC-4 pumping stations, through which it will be transported to the town sewerage system and then to the treatment plant in Cahul. 

Water supply for Iargara area, Leova rayon   

2,488,548

Beneficiary: Leova Rayon Council

The project will be executed in two phases.

Phase I involves building a Prut River water intake in the area of the existing one, three pumping stations (SP-1, SP-2 and SP-3), two 700 m3 capacity drinking water reservoirs on the SP-3 pumping station platform, and feed pipes from SP-1 to SP-pumping station SP-22 and from SP-2 to SP-3. The project also entails repairing the existing filtering station in the of Leova, repairing and strengthening the dam in the water intake area, and constructing access roads to the water intake area and pumping station SP-3.

During phase II a fourth pumping station (SP-4), a feed pump from SP-3 to SP-4, and a feed pipe from the SP-4 pumping station to the drinking water reservoir in the of Iargara will be built.

The construction start date depends on the recommendations of the feasibility study.  

Rehabilitation of the drinking water purification plant in the of Cahul 

445,000

Beneficiary: Municipal company 'Apa-Canal' Cahul

The project provides for the construction/rehabilitation, commissioning and maintenance of plants selected from the drinking water treatment plant buildings in Cahul, namely the repair of horizontal sedimentation clarifiers, replacement of pipes, check valves, and quick filters, renovation of the administrative building, laboratory, warehouse for reagents and filter chamber, including the basement, and improvement of security conditions in the chlorination room and the chlorine dosing system.

Extension of the sewerage system in Costesti  

334,452

Beneficiary: Costesti LPA I, Riscani rayon

The conceptual design provides for the extension of the external gravity sewer system in the private sector of Costesti.

Wastewater from consumers will be evacuated and transported to the designed pumping station, which will later be pumped to the existing external sewer network.

The conceptual design does not include connecting consumers to the designed external sewer system. 

Increased energy efficiency in the Nisporeni Regional Hospital  

1,244,709

Beneficiary: Nisporeni Rayon Council, Nisporeni Regional Hospital

The project envisages the thermal rehabilitation of the surgery building (a 5-storey building with a one floor appendix) of Nisporeni Regional Hospital, including thermal insulation works on the building envelope (walls, balconies, roof, basement, etc.) and replacement of the existing windows with new energy efficient windows.

The project will reduce energy consumption in the building as well as the expenditure on energy, and at the same time it will help ensure patient comfort inside the hospital. 

Increased energy efficiency in the Orhei Regional Hospital 

571,491

Beneficiary: Orhei Rayon Council, Orhei Regional Hospital

The project provides for the thermal rehabilitation of the maternity ward building through the insulation of the building envelope (foundation and technical floor). The project also includes the renovation of heating networks, the installation of individual substations and the refurbishment of boiler room no. 2. Similarly, a system for collecting solar energy will be installed for heating water in the surgical block, which has about 100 beds.

The project will reduce energy consumption in the hospital's buildings, thus lowering its expenditure on energy and helping to ensure patient comfort inside the hospital.   
TOTAL   6,322,200 Euro