EU supports restoration of 10 heritage sites along Nistru river in Moldova

Synagogue at Rascov Rabnita.
Synagogue at Rascov Rabnita. Image: Alex Prodan md Wikimedia CC BY SA 4.0

After a selection process starting from January 2020, EU Confidence Building Measures Programme has selected 10 heritage sites on the banks of the Nistru River in Moldova.

The Cultural Heritage Monitoring Group is composed of local and international experts. It is created within the European Union Confidence Building Measures Programme (EU CBM), has selected 30 objectives. Each of them has been inspected by specialists for thorough documentation. Later, 16 projects have been exposed to a public voting process that has ended on 3 August and has registered about 37,000 votes.

The final decision of projects to be restored with the help of the European Union was taken considering both online voting constituted – 50%, and the decision of the Monitoring Group – 50%.

The heritage sites that have been selected are located on either side of the Nistru River.

On the right bank these are:

  1. Macri family tomb in Dubasarii Vechi village
  2. Water tower in Soldanesti
  3. Museum in Dorotcaia
  4. Windmill in Gaidar village
  5. Digitalization of animation films produced by Moldova-Film studio

On the left bank these are:

  1. Synagogue in Rascov village
  2. Arts school auditorium in Bender
  3. Wind tower in Stroiesti (Stroenti) village
  4. Church on Rascov village
  5. Watermill in Beloci village

The restoration/ conservation projects will comply with international and Moldova’s cultural regulations. Each phase will be announced and the companies working on the projects will be selected through the process of public tenders.

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