New local development projects promoted with the support of the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 04 February 2012

New local development projects promoted with the support of the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme


During the project implementation „Support LPAs in the Target Communities to Develop/Update Local Socio-Economic Development Strategies in a Participatory, Human Rights Based and Gender Responsive Manner” 70 pilot communities within the country are supported by the Joint Integrated Local Development Programme (JILDP) to prepare strategies for local social and economic development through an approach based on human rights and gender equality. This innovative approach involves all community members in identifying local priorities and ensuring equal benefits from local development for all inhabitants of the community, including vulnerable groups, discriminated, socially excluded and marginalized groups. At the same time, JILDP also provides financial support to implement the local development initiatives identified by the members of these communities. So far, 25 local development projects were initiated, and another 35 projects are in the final evaluation stage.


These projects foresee the improvement of the social services for children, such as thermal energy conservation in schools and kindergartens, organization of the playgrounds, providing transportation for students that attend school in other community. As well, some projects foresee opening of information centres, infrastructure improvement, establishment of a greenhouse and an agricultural market so that the incomes from this activity will be used for local needs. According to Olesea Cruc, all projects funded by JILDP are to be implemented by the end of this year.


A number of 22 out of those 70 projects have been identified and prepared for implementation by the Institute for Urban Development, of which “The rehabilitation of the lighting system for a road portion of 5 km in Suhuluceni village, Telenesti district, is one of the projects that have already started. Vladimir Ciobanu, mayor of Suhuluceni village, says that with the implementation of this project the access of citizens to public services will improve, in particular for vulnerable groups, the public order will be easier to maintain, the risk of accidents during night time will decrease and the aspect of the whole community will even change to the better. “With the help of this project, the activity of all interest clubs from the school and the house of culture will be reanimated. I think that this project will connect people and will determine them to jointly make other works for the benefit of the community” said Lilia Corciu, the social worker of the community. “So far, this portion of the road that was not illuminated, many accidents and even thefts in household occurred. The elderly and persons with health problems didn’t leave their houses at dusk and it was difficult for the doctors to walk in dark to a patient who was living at the outskirt. Namely for this reason, we decided together with all inhabitants that this is the biggest problem to be solved. At the same time, we decided that local government, together with the inhabitants, will cover 20% of the total amount of 215,236 lei needed to implement the project”, says the social worker. The project from Suhuluceni will be implemented by the end of this year.