A new water supply system is being built in the centre of Ungheni municipality, with the support of the European Union. The network, with a length of over 1,600 meters, will provide safe drinking water to more than 24,000 people. The action is part of the Ungheni municipality centre modernization process, carried out by the EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme, funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP and UNICEF under the strategic guidance of the EU Delegation.
The construction works began in August 2020 and will be completed by the end of the year. The investment of EUR 210,170 is provided from the EU funds, the municipality contributing with an additional amount of MDL 893,868 (equivalent of EUR 46,000). The new system is built on the Nationala Street, in the perimeter of Vasile Lupu and Solidaritatii streets, and is part of the main drinking water pipe of Ungheni municipality that interconnects the seven neighbourhoods in the city.
The distribution network in Ungheni municipality is obsolete and, with few exceptions, has not been renovated since 1978, the year of the system construction in Ungheni. Given the damaged state of the network, situations like broken pipes, damages that lead to considerable water losses, and expenses for repairing of damages of affected parts are frequent.
The new system will ensure that people of Ungheni have access to drinking water and will certainly improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of Ungheni municipality. This is the first infrastructure project launched by the EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme.
Most public institutions, organizations providing services to citizens, and businesses are located and operate on the Nationala Street, where the new water supply system is built. The Nationala Street is the main street in Ungheni municipality and is one of the longest streets in the city.
The “EU4Moldova: Focal Regions” programme (2019-2024) supports smart, green, inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development in Cahul and Ungheni regions to ensure a better quality of life for citizens. The program has a total budget of 23 million EURO, is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).