The EU launched today the project 'Support for the Quality Infrastructure Framework in the DCFTA context in the Republic of Moldova'.
The launching ceremony was attended by Minister of Economy and Infrastructure, Chiril Gaburici, and Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Chisinau, Peter Michalko.
The Economy Minister Chiril Gaburici expressed appreciation towards foreign partners, especially the EU, for their supports in Moldova - EU Association Agreement implementation, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA).
"This project is very effective to enhance quality infrastructure. Within the DCFTA, quality infrastructure plays a very important role, ensuring excellence at all stages of production, the sale of goods and services both on the domestic and foreign markets. Moldovan government is a reliable partner in commercial development, attracting investment and creating new jobs, "said Chiril Gaburici.
The EU Delegation Ambassador also assured that the EU would continue to support the implementation of the provisions of the Association Agreement and the DCFTA.
"For three years, Moldova has had access to the largest market in the world, over 500 million consumers - EU citizens, enjoying high quality products manufactured in Moldova. This project will assist economic agents in legislature implementation.
"The important part is dedicated to the private sector, firstly to be informed about EU requirements for exporting products to the European market, secondly it'll help them reach the European standard. The project will have positive impact on product quality and confidence in the domestic consumer, which will boost economic growth, " declared the Ambassador of the EU.
In this context, Iuliana Drăgălin, State Secretary within the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure, reiterated that "the project is of major importance, namely to establish common objectives for the implementation of economic reforms by the Moldovan Government.
The objectives of the project are to continue aligning the country's infrastructure structures in terms of quality and market surveillance with EU requirements, increasing the competitiveness of the country's private sector by improving the production, quality and business processes of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The project will be implemented for three years, financially supported by the European Union with 3.6 million euros.