Moldova: windmill in Gaidar village to be restored with EU support

Moldova: windmill in Gaidar village to be restored with EU support

September 28, 2021

The EU and UNDP invite companies ready to restore a unique windmill in Gaidar village in Moldova.The European Union will finance its restoration and conservation in the framework of the EU Confidence Building Measures Programme, implemented by UNDP.

The design sketches for restoring the windmill are based on local and international regulations for the conservation of cultural heritage.

Fully made of wood, the Gaidar windmill was built at the end of the 19th century. There are only four such windmills in Moldova, and only the one in Gaidar is still in comparatively good shape, and was operational until 2005.

The project aims to preserve the windmill’s original elements and fully restore its functionality. After restoration and conservation, visitors will be able to see the flour milling process and take part in cooking local dishes using the freshly milled flour.

The deadline for applications is 5 October.

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