The Government approved on Tuesday in a meeting the memoranda signed with the World Bank (WB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to provide expertise for drawing European funds.
„Our aim is that the two international financial institutions should provide us expertise for two elements, one related to the current absorption on the 2007-2013 period of structural and cohesion funds and the other meant to prepare us for the period 2014-2020. The requirements will be higher, the money will be harder to get in 2014-2020 than from the current period,” said Minister of European Affairs Leonard Orban.
Approving the memoranda was made by two government ordinances.
„After the two government ordinances came into force, the ministries in question will sign contracts with the two financial institutions for each of the specific fields, identified as needing assistance in their dialogue with these two institutions,” added Orban.
According to him, the fields included in the memorandum with the World Bank are, among others, upgrading the land surveying, the analysis of the national legal status of public investments, reorganizing public investments, the development of economic analysis as instrument to develop public policies, support to conclude the strategy on weather changes, the development of strategies to integrate poor regions and communities, strategies to combat poverty and unemployment, surveys on the economic and social status of the Gypsy community.
As regards the EIB, they intend to provide support to implement support especially in environment, to identify and define the fields where the computational engineering instruments can be employed, support for the management activity of the Management Authority for the Transport Operational Programme as well as the activity of the Roads and Motorways Company.