Disposal of Pesticides in Republic of Moldova to the Attention of NATO Support and Procurement Agency Experts
CHISINAU, February 25, 2016 — Deputy Defense Minister Alexandru Cimbriciuc and representatives of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), Tom Van Beneden and Leith Watson, discussed about the implementation of the NATO/PfP Project on the disposal of dangerous pesticides and chemicals in the Republic of Moldova, today, at the Ministry of Defense HQ.
The officials analyzed the current stage of activities within this project, as well as the necessary measures to continue the evacuation of those 1,269 tons of pesticides that still remain in 15 central regional warehouses.
Alexandru Cimbriciuc thanked the NSPA for the support offered to Moldova in order to evacuate the risks of pesticide waste specifying that this danger is affecting the population’s health.
The Deputy Defense Minister also added that the Government of the Republic of Moldova will make efforts, together with the local public authorities, to finish as soon as possible the NATO/PfP Project on the disposal of dangerous pesticides and chemicals in our country.
Experts Tom Van Beneden and Leith Watson assured that the NSPA will take every measure to identify the funds needed for the successful implementation of the project.
The NATO/PfP Project on the disposal of dangerous pesticides and chemicals in the Republic of Moldova was launched in 2006. Thus, on June 22, 2011, in Brussels, the Government of the Republic of Moldova and NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) signed an agreement on the disposal of dangerous pesticides and chemicals.
The project is funded by NATO/PfP Trust Fund and the contributing countries are: Romania, Norway, Ireland, Turkey, Czech Republic, Luxemburg, Finland, Estonia, Bulgaria, and Belgium.