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January 9th - 15th 2023
I will start by writing weekly updates about my work at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MoIRD).
1. Moldova's Energy front:
✅ Energy Community Secretariat statement: Moldova was the biggest mover in EU acquis implementation performance in 2022, accelerating energy sector reform under difficult circumstances and improving the security of supply for citizens. The full implementation report could be read here: ➡️ bit.ly/3iEyudE.
✅ Moldova's government finally approved backhaul gas transport regulation. The approval will open new opportunities to use the trans-Balkan pipeline to transport gas both to Moldova and Ukraine.
Note: Backhaul is the natural gas transaction, which involves the nomination and allocation of natural gas deliveries in the opposite direction to the main physical flow of natural gas, which takes place at certain unidirectional entry/exit points. This procedure is functional in European countries at the interconnection points.
✅ Energocom spent the 300 million EUR EBRD loan on gas storage. More than 100 tenders were conducted. Delivery points: USG Ukraine, IP Iasi (Ro) -Ungheni (MD), IP Budince Sk - UA. Average price: 91,4 EUR/MWh. Moldova has secured its gas need for the winter.
✅ 233 km of the railway are under the process of rehabilitation. The works on the Bender - Causeni - Basarabeasca - Etulia - Giurgiulesti sector should end by 2024.
✅ The government approved a decision to digitalize the national network of transportation routes. The decision is part of the more extensive program for transport digitalization package and will increase the quality of intercity transportation.
✅ State-owned company responsible for roads started a partnership with the Waze application to help drivers on the roads. The company and Waze will work together to exchange live information about the critical info on the roads.
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