A modern road for Moldova

The best road in Moldova, as its users believe, the Sarateni-Soroca road rehabilitated with the U.S. Government’s Compact support was inaugurated.

The rehabilitation of this road cost about 100 million USD and included reconstruction of the 93 km segment that starts at the Sarateni junction and ends at the Drochia junction (R7 road), rehabilitation of a 1.8 km segment of the national road R14 Balti-Sarateni-M2 and a 1.2 km road segment of the local road to the town of Soroca, as well as of the 0.750 km access road to the fire station in the Soroca rayon.

The rehabilitation lasted 2 years and included renovation of seven bridges and construction of other seven bridges, including the Sarateni grade separation and the railway bridge near the town of Ghindesti. Moreover, about 22 km of sidewalks were built in the villages along the road, about 20 km of road was illuminated, and about 12 km of iron guardrails and 2113 road signs were installed, along with more than 9000 reflective items at dangerous points.

Additionally to the rehabilitated road segment, the Compact reconstructed about 10 km of local roads to schools, village halls, health centers and other social facilities in 20 communities along the road.

According to the estimates, the modern road will increase road safety and traffic to the north of the country and encourage investments in the country’s economy.


Domestic fruits will be competitive on the European markets when modern storage and processing technologies will be applied
It is a member of the Association of Fruit Producers and Exporters „Moldova-Fruct” and one of the companies that are allowed to export fruit to Russia.
Interest rates on Compact loans have dropped
The annual interest rates on the Compact Credit Facility loans provided to participating banks revised in May 2012 will apply till August 31, 2012.
1 USD from Compact loans causes 1.74 USD to be invested in post-harvest infrastructure in Moldova
11 loans amounting to 2.94 million USD were provided by the end of May for investments in construction of cold storage and procurement of associated equipment for storing fresh fruit and vegetables and other investments in post-harvest infrastructure in Moldova.