Bulgaria announces funding of new water project in Taraclia

Sep 25, 2015

Photo: PNUD Moldova

On Friday 25 September the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chisinau signed a new development project aiming at improving the living conditions, including the social infrastructure in the district of Taraclia, Moldova.

“Today we are celebrating the power of South-South cooperation and the substantive contribution of the Government of Bulgaria towards improving the living conditions of the people of Taraclia. This new partnership initiative will bring tangible results and further support communities’ efforts towards sustainable development”, said Dafina Gercheva, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Moldova. “Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which will be adopted today by the UN General Assembly. These goals will mark development work worldwide for the next decades. This initiative brings Moldova one step forward in the right direction”.

“Today we have signed an agreement that represents the basis of the partnership between Bulgaria and UNDP. Our common wish is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions of the inhabitants of Taraclia district. This is a priority for our Embassy, considering the majority of the population is represented by ethnic Bulgarians. I hope that our cooperation with UNDP will continue through other projects meant to contribute to the sustainable development of the Republic of Moldova”, said Petar Vâlov, the Bulgarian Ambassador in the Republic of Moldova.

The Government of Bulgaria will provide 275,000 EUR for the construction of several public water stations in Taraclia and the refurbishment of the roof of the University. Taraclia, is a district in Southern Moldova, with a population of about 44,000, two thirds of which are ethnic Bulgarians.

Contact information

Laura Bohantova, UNDP Communications Analyst: laura.bohantova@undp.org, 0 685 11 883

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