NSPA-managed Trust Fund Project strengthens the cooperation between NATO and the Republic of Moldova

25 February 2014

On 10 February 2014, Mr Anders Fogh RASMUSSEN, NATO Secretary General and Mrs Natalia GHERMAN, Moldovan Foreign Minister, agreed that “Destruction of Pesticides and Dangerous Chemicals in the Republic of Moldova” PfP Trust Fund project is one of the concrete and beneficial results of the cooperation between NATO and the Republic of Moldova. Read more here.

The project was launched in July 2013 by H.E. Mr Gabor IKLODY, NATO Assistant Secretary General, Mr Vitalie MARINUTA, Moldovan Minister of Defence, and Mr Marius LAZURCA, Ambassador of Romania to the Republic of Moldova (read more here).

NSPA is the executing agency and Romania is the Lead Nation. The aim of the project is to destroy 1,269 tonnes of pesticides and dangerous chemicals (PDCs) from 16 sites and to improve the quality of life of one fourth of the Moldovan population. Thanks to the contributing nations (Romania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Turkey, Norway, Estonia, Italy and Moldova), the removal of pesticides from the first four sites has already been completed since the beginning of the project. The project has gained great importance both at national and international level. The closing ceremony of Ialoveni and Anenii Noi sites was attended by H.E. Mr Iuri LEANCA, Moldovan Prime Minister. The works in the four subsequent sites will start in April 2014.