21 December 2020 – The central park from Cahul city is renovated with the assistance provided by the European Union. The reconstruction works of the “Grigore Vieru” park, with a total area of six hectares, started in August this year and are due to be completed by summer of 2021. This activity is conducted by the EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme, financed and strategically guided by the EU, and implemented by UNDP and UNICEF. Cahul Mayoralty co-finances the renovation works of the central park.

The investment of EUR 372 500 is provided from the EU4Moldova: Focal regions Programme funds, the municipality contributing with an additional amount of EUR 105 455. To date, a considerable part of the works has been carried out, such as the paving of 10 000 m2 of alleys, extension of the lighting system, foundation preparation for the installation of lanterns and recreation benches, start of the construction of the pedestrian light and music fountain. The revitalisation works are ongoing, including the irrigation system for the maintenance of green areas to be installed, the new trash bins, lanterns with decorative LED lighting, new benches will be mounted, the old ones being renovated. The park will become greener with over 350 trees, shrubs and 1 200 flowers and 40 000 m2 of lawn to be planted. The pedestrian musical fountain with multi-oloured water jets lighting will be finalised next year.

The renovation of “Grigore Vieru” park is one of the activities to modernise the city centre of Cahul within the EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme. The modernisation is a participatory and engaging process, with people coming up with ideas for the city centre’s transformation.

The renovation of the central park is the first infrastructure project launched in Cahul city with the financial assistance of EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme. Other modernisation works will be launched over the next years.

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“EU4Moldova: Focal Regions” Programme (2019-2024) supports smart, inclusive and sustainable social-economic development in Cahul and Ungheni regions to ensure better standards of living for citizens. The Programme has a total budget of EUR 23 million, is financed by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

More details about the Programme’s activities in Cahul and Ungheni regions may be found on www.eu4cahul.md and www.eu4ungheni.md

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