EU and UNDP: Four clusters and 19 businesses to be developed in Cahul and Ungheni regions
December 14, 2022

EU and UNDP: Four clusters and 19 businesses to be developed in Cahul and Ungheni regions

Four clusters in Cahul and Ungheni regions will benefit from grants of €100,000 each, and 19 entrepreneurs from both regions will benefit from grants of between €14,000 and €24,000 each, received in the framework of the ‘EU4Moldova: Focal Regions’ programme. The initiative is financed by the European Union and implemented by UNDP and UNICEF. 

Financial assistance provided to clusters and the private sector will enable the purchase of equipment, goods, works and services, which will contribute to job creation and increase the investment attractiveness of the regions.

For example, the Berries Group Association, which brings together five strawberry producers in Ungheni, manages about 40-50 ha of land in the villages of Sculeni and Petrești, Ungheni district. The €100,000 grant and their own contribution will be invested in the construction of a 100-kw photovoltaic plant to produce electricity from renewable resources.

“The assistance provided by the European Union to the Ungheni and Cahul regions of Moldova make them more attractive to locals, tourists and investors who establish companies here”, said Jānis Mažeiks, Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Moldova. “I encourage the private sector, the civil society and the local authorities from both regions to keep the momentum and to stay actively involved in the process of transforming Ungheni and Cahul into prosperous regions, which will have an important role to play given the current status of Moldova as EU candidate country.”

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