The first results of a feasibility study on construction of the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline was presented at a workshop today, organised by the Economics Ministry. The study’s development is scheduled to be completed by late 2015, with the signing of a credit agreement between Moldova and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
”In the present geopolitical and regional conditions, the Ungheni-Chisinau gas pipeline becomes a strategically important project for the national economy. Given this desideratum, I want to assure you that the Economics Ministry will actively contribute to implementing all actions related to the implementation of this project,” Deputy Economics Minister Valeriu Triboi said.
Preliminary results as to social and environment impact, which is an important element of the feasibility study, were unveiled. The sides agreed to speed up the completion of the feasibility study and the launch of the construction works, so that the project be finished by the end of 2017.
Attending the event were representatives of EBRD, European Investment Bank (EIB), Swedish and Romanian embassies in Moldova, as well as of the European Commission.