Promoting confidence building measures through the construction of community trade market in the village of Rascaieti

Sector: Social

Implemented by: Rascaieti local administration and local implementation committee 

Duration: November 2013 – December 2014

Budget: 92,000 EUR

beneficiaries: over 5000 people Rascaieti, Purcari  and Cioburciu villages (on the right bank) and Slobozia, Hlinaia and Crasnoe villages on the left bank.

Short description: The village of Rascaieti, Stefan Voda District is located on the right bank of the Nistru River, 135 km distance from Chisinau and 45 km distance from Tiraspol. The population of the village is 3,797 people (including 1576 women, 1500 men and 721 children).  Given the existence of the sole bridge across the Nistru in that remote area, the project was considered relevant due to direct connection between Rascaieti, Stefan Voda, and Purcari (on the right bank) with Hlinaia, Crasnoe, Corotna, Dnestrovsk, and Nezavertailovka (on the left bank). People from both banks will have a place to sell agricultural goods and dairy products, thus enhancing confidence building measures.

Results: The project team helped to establish the local implementation committee, negotiated and signed the Grant Agreement with the local community. All technical estimates were carried out, a construction company was selected through a public tender to run the works. The reconstruction was completed in December 2014. The community market is now supporting the confidence building measures through improving and expanding the local trade activities between people from both banks of the Nistru River.