Solar power plant made in Lithuania to appear on the roof of the Moldovan Government building2016-09-15
Today, Kęstutis Trečiokas and Valeriu Munteanu, Ministers of Environment of Lithuania and Moldova, have signed a cooperation agreement between the Ministries of Environment of the two countries.
‘Moldova has chosen the path of Euro-integration, so it finds our experience towards European Union membership useful. Lithuanian experts are ready to share this experience and discuss the challenges arising in this process and ways to address them’, says Kęstutis Trečiokas.
The agreement will help to establish closer relations between the environmentalists of our country and Moldova and share experience in solving the problems of biodiversity and forest conservation, development of protected areas, climate change, air pollution reduction, water supply and wastewater management, waste management and other issues.
One of the most important forms of cooperation, in particular joint bilateral development cooperation projects, are intended to install Lithuanian-made technologies that use renewable energy resources in Moldova, and to transfer our experience in this field. The projects are implemented with Lithuania’s assistance under the Climate Change Special Programme.
One of the projects is already in progress: a solar power plant being designed in Lithuania will be installed on the roof of the Moldovan Government building in May 2017. As part of another project, Lithuanian-made boilers designed to burn biofuel, straw and other granules of plant origin will be put up in several kindergartens, a centre for disadvantaged children and a family medicine centre in Kishinev County.
The cooperation agreement provides for Lithuanian assistance in carrying out environmental reforms related to the implementation of the EU-Moldovan Association Agreement. According to Minister Kęstutis Trečiokas, Lithuania will directly transfer its experience in strengthening the legal base for a policy that meets high environmental standards, and implementing this policy in practice.