The municipality of Cahul wants to offer more digital services meant to reduce physical effort, travel time and the time spent in waiting rooms, but also to improve the quality of life for people in the region. Reporting local problems, enrolling children in kindergartens, selecting extracurricular activities, cadastral services or online parking vouchers – these are just some of the initiatives that the city authorities want to implement locally.

The priorities of Cahul’s digital transformation have been discussed during a work meeting attended by government officials, local authorities and representatives of regional public utility providers. The event was held with the support of the EU4Moldova: Startup City Cahul project, an initiative aimed to advance and speed up the region’s digitalisation in the coming years.

Digitalisation is part of a number of initiatives and projects taking place in Cahul. These include the creation of an intelligent streetlight system; implementation of a remote data recording system; development of an online application system and others. Thus, several relevant points of intervention are on the agenda which have been identified in a study conducted by the former ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Estonia and the subcontracted consultant of Eu4Moldova: Startup City Cahul, Mr. Victor Guzun. Event participants made documentary visits and met with officials and locals at Cahul Multifunctional Centre, Cahul District Hospital, Cahul Moldovan Post Office, Cahul State University and some of Cahul City Hall’s subordinate institutions.