Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca called for revitalization of the launch of calls and project guides from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR) on Monday, at the meeting of the PNRR Monitoring Committee.
According to a Government’s release, during the meeting, the elements of dialogue with the European Commission made after the submission by our country of the first request for payment related to PNRR, amounting to 3 billion euros, were presented.
“On the same occasion, the participants presented the status of the validation procedures of the milestones and targets assumed for the first quarter of this year. At the same time, the stage of implementation of the measures necessary for the fulfillment of the targets and milestones with a deadline for completion in the second quarter was evaluated,” in the press release.
The head of the Government brings to mind that a series of financing programs have already been launched, in areas such as the development of local communities, education, energy, culture.
“This year, Romania has the chance to use 10 billion euros from PNRR, from pre-financing and payment requests. All ministries must make the necessary efforts to implement the reforms undertaken, but also to attract European money according to schedule. Along with operational and national programs, we will thus generate the necessary mechanism for the economic development and modernization of the country,” PM Ciuca said.
Central and local authorities have a duty not to miss the opportunity to access money from the PNRR
Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca said on Monday that central and local authorities have a duty not to miss the opportunity to access money from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), in order to implement projects to ensure the development of communities, both in urban and rural areas, a statement made at the signing of the first 6 contracts on the ‘Local Fund’ component of the PNRR.
“A few days ago, more precisely on June 7, the first contracts were signed within the ‘Renovation Wave’ component, and today we are signing and, practically, the second component is starting – the ‘Local Fund’. It is an important opportunity that we cannot afford to miss, namely to implement all these opportunities for the development of communities, both in urban and rural areas,” said Nicolae Ciuca.
The head of the Executive noted that the mayors of the country are also present at this signing ceremony, emphasizing that the creation of a transparent framework for accessing projects, through digitization, by the Ministry of Development allowed this.
“It is an instrument that each of those in the position of mayor must use and must access, taking into account the facilities that have been made available by the Ministry of Development. (…) I think it is also important to note that before the call for projects is completed, we are able to sign the first contracts. This is because those mechanisms have been put in place so that projects that meet all the conditions can be selected and undertaken by signing contracts, because there are pre-allocated amounts and, in this way, there is no doubt, there is only the requirement that the projects have been thoroughly drawn up. Basically, it is the duty of all of us, both government institutions and local authorities, to continue to use these mechanisms, through which to ensure both the part of thermal efficiency, green development and to highlight everything that the state institutions have managed to facilitate, so that the local authorities can access these opportunities as easily as possible,” Ciuca stated.
The Prime Minister also pointed out that the local authorities have available on the website of the Ministry of Development standard plans based on which they can more easily implement projects from PNRR funds, without the need for time and resources to draw up new plans.
Last but not least, PM Ciuca reiterated the call to the central and local authorities to finalize the ongoing assessments regarding the infrastructure, in order to avoid in the future any situation like the one that happened at the bridge over Siret in Neamt County.
The signing ceremony, which took place at the Victoria Governmental Palace, was attended by the Minister of Development, Cseke Attila, together with the Prime Minister and the representatives of the local authorities.
Compiled from Agerpres