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The Building of Apartments for Military Inspected by Prime Minister Pavel Filip and Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza

CHISINAU, November 8, 2018 — Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Pavel Filip, and Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza, paid an inspection visit to the Apartment complex on 3 Testemitanu street in order to familiarize themselves with the current stage of construction of the apartments for National Army service members.

Pavel Filip checked the quality of the works conducted within the project of public private partnership started in January, 2017. The Apartment complex on Testemitanu street will be ready in December, 2018. Then, 335 families of service members will receive military housing.

Pavel Filip also went to Military Compound 142 where he inspected the renovation of the compound’s infrastructure. The establishment’s leadership presented the canteen and the sports complex that is being repaired, as well as the vehicles, equipment, and weaponry that have been recently acquired by the National Army.

“We had a complex approach. We approved policy documents that are now being implemented. It has been important for us to move into the right direction. The reform of professionalizing the National Army was long needed; we must have a well-trained army. Maybe we can not afford to maintain a very large army, but to have a well-trained army is our obligation,” stated Prime Minister Pavel Filip at the end of the visit.

The official was satisfied with the apartments’ quality and with the renovation works at the Military Compound 142. “I am glad of what I have seen today. I was aware of the previous conditions for the military stationed here. I have seen that the renovation and construction works are of good quality. It is very important for the military to benefit from all that is necessary for fulfilling missions, including good living conditions, so they will be sure that their families are safe at home while they are in missions abroad,” said Pavel Filip.

Minister of Defense Eugen Sturza mentioned that the enhancement of living, service and training conditions for the National Army staff is a priority for the defense institution’s leadership and specified that a series of important projects of investment in military units have been launched in the framework of the reform started by the Government.

“This year, we set the objective of repairing and renovating the infrastructure of Military Compound 142 and ‘Dacia’ Brigade from Cahul. Subsequently, renovations will take place in other units, so that our military have the opportunity to work in an appropriate environment and to obtain the necessary training for participation in international exercises and missions. We have also started public private partnerships for the construction of military housing in Balti, Cahul, and Chisinau garrisons,” added Eugen Sturza.

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