Information pursuant to the Human Rights Council resolutions 16/2 of... entitled “The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation”

Information pursuant to the Human Rights Council resolutions 16/2 of 2011 and 21/2 of 2012
entitled “The human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation”
Contribution of the Republic of Moldova
The Government of the Republic of Moldova adopted the Decision No. 400 of 08.06.2011 to
support cooperation between public and private sectors in WSS by initiating public-private
partnership project to supply water of the North and Central cities. Aqueduct Soroca-Balti was
proposes as the basic objective to develop public-private and operating capture, processing,
transport and distribution systems of drinking water, as well as the collection and treatment of
wastewater in Balti and in towns of districts Soroca, Drochia, Floresti, Rascani, Sangerei and
Ministry of Environment has been designated as the central public authority responsible for drafting
terms of reference for the feasibility study, in order to clarify the project sustainability, way up and
objectives of public-private partnership. Based on these terms was selected the consulting company
which started operations meant to develop the study.
Also, on regional development section, there are the development of centralized aqueducts
Chisinau-Straseni-Calarasi and Leova-Largara-Cimislia-Basarabeasca at the South. Besides, joint
collaborative projects with EBRD and World Bank were initiated with the aim of mutual
institutional strengthening to ensure operational sustainability of water supply systems. These
includes the construction of aqueducts, the increased access to qualitative water according to
national rules, improve quality and operational efficiency of water supply services to consumers and
create conditions for use of untreated water from rivers Prut and Nistru for agricultural irrigation.
One of the objectives of the strategy is to ensure full implementation of human rights on water,
without discrimination, encompassing the specific needs of most disadvantaged and marginalized
Additionally was drafted the draft law on WSS public service, which aims to establish the legal
framework for the creation, organization, management, financing, operation, monitoring and control
operation of water and sanitation utilities from localities. They will lead to an essential progress in
strengthening the implementation of international norms for achievement of the human rights
provisions of safe water and sanitation. In fact, another objective of the law is to improve the quality
of WSS services which will have a direct positive impact on this problem.