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August 11, 2022

PM Ciuca: Over 1,400 mayoralties countrywide have 2.4 bln euros through PNRR at their disposal

Over 1,400 mayoralties throughout the country have at their disposal 2.4 billion euros through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), Prime minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Tuesday, who participated, at the Victoria Palace, in the signing of the first contracts financed from PNRR selected within the Renovation Wave call for projects, informs a release from the government.

These are seven financing contracts concluded between local public authorities and the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration, worth over 92 million RON. They aim at refurbishing and modernizing some education units and city halls, increasing the energy efficiency and thermal efficiency of some administrative offices.

“It is the first activity through which we mark the attraction of European money through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. (…) Basically, through this approach today, we are demonstrating the Government’s commitment to moving all the mechanisms, so that we can draw the money allocated through PNRR. Beyond the seven mayoralties who were elected to sign the first projects today, there are another 1,430 that have 2.4 billion euros at their disposal,” Ciuca said.

He stressed that the signing of contracts to finance projects to increase energy efficiency for local public objectives is a signal of the government’s support for local communities.

Nicolae Ciuca added that, in a short period of time, the Government managed to fulfill all the milestones and the policies assumed through the PNRR.

“And, at the same time, we were in a position to submit the first request for funding to Brussels. At the moment, the Government is working on the second request, so that we can ensure that by the end of the year we benefit from the entire amount allocated through the PNRR for this year, about 10 billion euros,” the Prime minister said, according to Agerpres.

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