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Edinet and Chernivtsi cities are strengthening their efforts as to reduce the emissions of CO2 by introducing sustainable transport

December 18, 2017

On December 14, 2017 Edinet City (Moldova) has held the kick-off event of the project “Through Sustainable Transport to Clean Environment”, funded by the European Union through Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation Programmes, Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Moldova-Ukraine. The event’s objective was to inform communitarian stakeholders about project activities, objectives and expected results, such as reducing air pollution caused by motorized vehicles through strengthening the cross-border people-to-people contacts in Ukraine and Moldova.

The project will support local authorities in reducing CO2 emissions in Edinet (Moldova) and Chernivtsi (Ukraine) in the coming years by introducing sustainable and environmentally friendly transport. Besides the successful achievement of the established objectives, the project will generate other initiatives, such as the development of tourism by setting up an appropriate infrastructure for cyclists and thus creating well-established routes for practising ecological tourism.

This project is aimed at strengthening cooperation relationships between the two cities: Edinet and Chernivtsi. “This action fits perfectly to the context of cross-border cooperation and strategies formulated at the national level, as well as European policies and strategies,” mentioned the Mayor of Edinet city, Constantin Cojocari.

The audience and mass media showed a great interest for the event and participated actively in the discussion. The representative of the Technical Secretariat for Eastern Partnership Territorial Cooperation (EaPTC), Cătălina Arghir expressed the hope that the community's interest for the project will remain the same during the entire project implementation. “Project team succeeded to cope with a very tough competition and has brought into the community a project that will be successful only with the involvement of the entire community,” emphasized Cătălina Arghir.

Visit the EaPTC web site and learn more about Moldova – Ukraine Territorial Cooperation Programme.


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