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September 29, 2020

European Commission approves 17 million euros for Romania for projects to Improve access to drinking water

Infrastructure projects for the management and supply of drinking water worth over 17 million euros from the Cohesion Fund will be carried out in the Romanian counties of Constanta, Gorj, Ialomita, Ilfov and Suceava, according to a press statement released by the European Commission Representation in Romania.

“Securing access to quality drinking water is a concrete example of European solidarity that will bring benefits to a large number of Romanians. With the new investment in cohesion policy, citizens in Romania and across Europe will have access to clean water, with the result being the protection of their health and the environment,” says European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Cretu.

Out of the total of 17 million euro approved, 2.5 million euro will go in the counties of Constanta and Ialomita for finalisation of rehabilitation and extension of the water management and supply infrastructure in 19 communes, which should result in an increase by 24,000 in the number of inhabitants who will benefit from the improvement works.

At the same time, 7 million euros will finance the completion of works on the water supply and collection network in the south-western Gorj County, including its capital Targu-Jiu, and 2.8 million euros will be used to complete the renovation and extension of the water supply and sewerage network in eight urban areas located in Ilfov County, in the vicinity of Bucharest City.

As much as 5 million euros will be invested in northern Romania, in Suceava County, in the extension of the water management and treatment system, with the number of inhabitants getting access to clean water expected to increase by 7,766 people at the end of the works.

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