EU-funded street lighting project benefits 5,000 Moldovans
The village of Chetrosu in Moldova's Drochia district has received over 700,000 lei in funding from the European Union-funded "European Village" program to install street lighting. The new street lighting has made the village safer and more accessible at night, according to residents.
Before the installation of the new street lighting, the village was often dark at night, making it difficult for people to move around safely. This was especially a problem for women and children, who were often afraid to go out at night. The new street lighting has made the village much safer, and people are now able to move around more freely at night.
The new street lighting has also made the village more accessible. Businesses that were previously closed at night are now able to stay open later, and people are more likely to visit the village for shopping and other activities. The new street lighting has also improved the overall appearance of the village, making it a more attractive place to live and work.
The "European Village" program is a €2 billion initiative that aims to improve the living conditions in rural areas of Moldova. The program provides funding for a variety of projects, including the installation of street lighting, the renovation of schools and hospitals, and the construction of new infrastructure.