NATO helps Moldova preserving a healthy environment

  • 28 Jun. 2018 -
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  • Last updated: 02 Jul. 2018 16:54

On 28 June 2018 took place the closing ceremony of another NATO-sponsored project focused on the disposal of pesticides and dangerous chemicals in the Republic of Moldova.

As part of the project, 1269 tons of chemicals were collected and transported for destruction in Poland, with NATO’s support. A last batch of 31 tons of pesticides collected from Singerei, Drochia, Edinet districts and Bălţi Municipality were evacuated on the last day from the regional central warehouse from Alexandreni village (situated in the centre of R. Moldova).

The total cost of the project was 2.2 million euros, covered through a NATO Trust Fund Fund with Romania as lead nation. The Trust Fund garnered contributions from 18 NATO Allies and partners (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherland, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Turkey).

The project is part of a three-phase NATO/Partnership Trust Fund initiative addressing the threat posed by obsolete pesticides to Moldovan people. It was developed by NATO and the Moldovan Ministry of Defence in cooperation with other international organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme, the Regional Environment Centre for Central and Eastern Europe, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the United Nations Development Programme and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.