Vlad Filat: Political interests, populism likely not to affect quality of governing

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Chisinau, 16 June /MOLDPRES/- Interview given to State News Agency MOLDPRES by Prime Minister Vlad Filat.

Mr. Prime Minister, today you and the governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank, Rolf Wenzel, signed an agreement on providing the less well-off people with dwelling. What is it about?

The agreement implies the completion of 15 dwellings in 12 settlements: Singerei, Glodeni, Basarabeasca, Chisinau, Briceni, Anenii Noi, Ceadir-Lunga, Calarasi, Hincesti, Sarata Noua (Leova), Falesti and Drochia. As a result, 2,500 people will benefit from about 700 social flats. This is the second stage of a more ample project, within the first stage being built four dwellings (two in Chisinau, one in Glodeni and one in Criuleni). Thus, 249 flats have been distributed to 581 socially vulnerable people.

The project is estimated at about 20.4 million euros, of which the bank's contribution will be of 13.4 million euros. The rest 7 million euros is to be covered by the local public authorities, by a non-financial contribution amounted to 4.6 million euros and a financial contribution worth 2,400 euros.

The provision of the less well-off people with dwellings is a priority of the government, and we will further take efforts in this respect.

Today, another agreement on social issue was signed...

You are right. The second agreement refers to a grant worth 500,000 euros, meant for the project on transfusion security in Moldova. This propject envisages the provision with equipment and consumable materials for the producing laboratory within the National Centre for Blood Transfusion. Thus, we will contribute to the significant improvement of the situation in this sector, which is very important from the viewpoint of ensuring health for people.

Mr. Prime Minister, I would like to ask you about the statements made today by one of the heads of the Democratic Party within the ordinary congress, as less policy and more work should be carried out at the government.

I think that everybody should work more where is, including in the parliament. As regards the policy, it does not mean something bad, its quality is important. We should lay emphasis on it here, but those who present appreciations should also have the needed qualities. I think that the people must be those appreciating it from this viewpoint, and my message for those involved in policy is to work, to meet their commitments towards citizens and not towards the companies headed by them, nor towards the interests of their groups.

In the same context, I would like to ask you about the urge by first deputy head of the Democratic Party to its ministers, as they should give examples at the level of the entire government via their activity.

I repeatedly said that there are serious gaps in the activity of some ministers. I am glad that the same thing was ascertained within the congress of the party. I hope that its ministers will meet their duties duly, apart from policy.

The Democratic Party hinted that in a near future, it will present a string of social initiatives, and if they are not supported, then this party will withdraw from the government.

Governing the country is too much responsible to be strictly seen through the light of the interests of a party. We should proceed from the commitments we have towards the people, from the government programme, the commitments assumed towards our foreign partners, as well as from the real situation. Each party has its own agenda, and it is very important not to be dominated by populism. As a result, all of us and here firstly I refer to citizens will lose.

We thank you for interview.

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