A Moldovan Parliament development project was launched here on Tuesday with international donors’ assistance.
The Project was prepared on the request of the Parliament, whose building and infrastructure were seriously damaged and largely ruined during the April 2009 post-election pogrom. The Project should help the Moldovan legislative forum to improve its activities to bring them closer to European norms.
The 4-year-long Project has a budget of US$3 million, and is backed financially by the Government of Denmark, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The first consignment of computers, consisting of nearly 100 units, has already been supplied to the Parliament, its press service reported.
At the organizational meeting, Moldova’s Acting President, Parliament Chairman Mihai Ghimpu thanked the international donors for their assistance in conditions when the legislative forum is playing an important role in the country’s European integration process.
“I do hope the Republic of Moldova, too, will some day be able to finance support projects in other countries”, Ghimpu said.
Kaarina Immonen, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of Moldova, highlighted the important role the Parliament plays in the democratic development process. She confirmed that the European Union member states and international donors stand ready to help raise the Moldovan Parliament’s work efficiency.