EU funds may be accessed for irrigation systems too
‘We gave the possibility that the EU funds aimed at the agriculture’s development to be accessed also for the irrigation systems. In addition, we grant the 50 percent advance to such beneficiary as well,’ Minister Sarbu stressed.
In the respect, it was altered an older governmental decision stipulating restrictions on the applicants for EU programmes funds.
Through the governmental decision promoted today, the farmers willing to accede to a certain programme can do it in several ways, therefore the restriction has been removed, and they may do the same, in the framework of the same measure if they finalized his project, Minister Sarbu explained.
According to this normative act, the Government passed in its Wednesday sitting, the reclamation projects on both the public and the private land, and for which the land’s owner or the manager allow free access to the infrastructure, can be financed on the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), through the National Rural Development Programme.
The above said category of projects is financed on public non-repayable money, one hundred percent, for the eligible costs.
The decision offers the applicant the possibility to lodge simultaneously several projects on different measures of the National Rural Development Programme to be co-financed from the EAFDR.
Likewise, the applicants can lodge projects to be EAFDR co-financed also when they develop different investments projects through the SAPARD Programme.
The newly adopted regulations alter the Governmental Decision 224/2008 establishing the general framework for the assessment, eligibility, agreement, acquisition, payment, control and monitoring procedures required by the projects financed on the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), through the National Rural Development Programme.