Restoration and conservation works have started in the Tighina (Bender) Fortress in Moldova to preserve this 15th century historical site and to boost its tourist potential. The total cost of works is over €1.4 million, provided by the European Union ‘Confidence Building Measures’ Programme, implemented by the UNDP.
The works at the first stage, which will be carried out until June 2023, involve the consolidation of all areas/construction elements at risk of collapse, erection and replacement of roofs, which will be reproduced exactly to the original version, modernisation of the rainwater drain system, and securing stairs and passageways.
“It is an excellent meeting point for people from both banks of Nistru river – great atmosphere, picturesque landscape, cultural and historical background – much needed ingredients to unite people and communities,” said Dima Al-Khatib, UNDP Resident Representative to the Republic of Moldova.
The EU-funded ‘Confidence Building Measures’ programme, implemented by the UNDP, contributes to strengthening trust between residents on both banks of the Nistru river, by involving them in joint development projects.
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