Latest news from Moldova: Moldova Advances Infrastructure, Healthcare, and Agriculture with International Support

Latest news from Moldova: Moldova Advances Infrastructure, Healthcare, and Agriculture with International Support

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Moldova-Romania Collaboration Strengthened in High-Level Talks: In a series of significant developments today, the President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, engaged in high-level discussions with Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu during her visit to Bucharest. Emphasizing the commitment to strengthen ties between Moldova and Romania, discussions revolved around bolstering cross-border infrastructure and energy interconnections, fostering closer ties between citizens on both sides of the Prut River. President Maia Sandu underscored Romania's unwavering support, acknowledging its pivotal role in improving the quality of life at home and advancing Moldova's determined path towards European Union accession.

Japanese Donation Enhances Moldovan Medical Facilities: Simultaneously, the Timofei Mosneaga Republican Clinical Hospital and the Emergency Medicine Institute saw a significant upgrade in their medical facilities with the delivery of state-of-the-art equipment, generously provided by the government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The donation, including modern operation tables, mobile stretchers, and defibrillators, valued at over 555,000 euros, aims to enhance medical services for patients, including those seeking refuge from Ukraine. This initiative stems from a grant agreement signed in 2022 between Moldova's Health Ministry and JICA, focusing on fortifying the country's medical infrastructure.

New Credit Product Supports Moldovan Agricultural Sector: Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAIA) introduced a new credit product in collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Development Organization, designed to support the agricultural sector. With a state guarantee of 1.6 million lei, the credit product offers flexible terms to cater to farmers' needs, with a focus on circulating assets. The initiative, launched today with consultations involving farmers, commercial banks, and relevant government entities, aims to provide immediate financial assistance, particularly to cereal producers gearing up for spring agricultural activities. Interested farmers are encouraged to approach their banks to access this financial instrument, which becomes available on March 15th. CE Report quoting Moldpres

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