14 11/2017

Top European bank supports Moldovan government in implementation of investment projects

Prime Minister Pavel Filip met today with General Director for Eastern Europe and Caucasus of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Francis Malige, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.

The officials exchanged views on the investment projects of national importance envisaged for 2018, as well as on the impact of the reforms promoted by the Government on the economic development of Moldova. In this context, there were addressed projects related to road infrastructure, transport, energy, water and sanitation, economic development.

The Head of the Cabinet expressed gratitude for the EBRD’s support and referred to the governmental agenda, having as a priority the successful implementation of the central public administration reform, including to increase the capacity of institutions to make effective use of external assistance.

"We look at all the reforms in complexity, because we have all the conviction that just going alongside reforms on all dimensions we can achieve results that will lead to social – economic development of the state," said Pavel Filip.

At his part, Francis Malige appreciated the efforts of the government and courage to promote reforms on several segments simultaneously, highlighting those that come to support the business environment. In this context, the EBRD Director for Eastern Europe and the Caucasus reiterated the openness to provide support for projects related to electricity interconnection, railways, solid waste and energy efficiency. The official also reconfirmed the EBRD’s willingness to support Moldova in identifying potential investors in the national commercial banks.