IPARD Program

Struga, 28.03.2018

To improve the local infrastructure in rural areas in Macedonia, the municipalities have at their disposal 7 million Euros provided through the IPARD Program, which is expected to be activated in June, through the announcement of the first call. This was emphasized today by Igor Troshanski from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, at the info session, with the representatives of the nine municipalities from the South-west planning region, organized by the Center for Development.

 

According to the words of Troshanski funds can be used for the development of rural infrastructure, through improvement of the local road network, water supply systems, sewage networks, as well as other types of activities (arrangement of squares, markets, parks, etc.) in order to be improved conditions in the environments of up to 10,0000 inhabitants

 

 

The beneficiaries of the funds will be the municipalities that will need, in the forthcoming period, to prepare solid technical documentation that will be the main condition for obtaining the full grant. Moreover, as Troshanski pointed out, the municipalities will need the funds to implement the project to advance, and after their rounding, they will receive them back.
Through the IPARD Program, in the next programming period, the municipalities have at their disposal about 60m euros for the implementation of this measure.
Most of the participants, including several Mayors of municipalities from the South-west planning region, pointed out that small municipalities, but also those with blocked accounts, will not be able to use the funds from this Program. The main reasons for this were the small budgets of the municipalities, the inability to advance larger funds, as well as the strict rules from Brussels that do not give the municipalities that have blocked giro accounts to have access to this Program.

The beneficiaries of the funds will be the municipalities that will need, in the forthcoming period, to prepare solid technical documentation that will be the main condition for obtaining the full grant. Moreover, as Troshanski pointed out, the municipalities will need the funds to implement the project to advance, and after their rounding, they will receive them back.

 

Through the IPARD Program, in the next programming period, the municipalities have at their disposal about 60 million euros for the implementation of this measure.

Most of the participants, including several Mayors of municipalities from the South-west planning region, pointed out that small municipalities, but also those with blocked accounts, will not be able to use the funds from this Program. The main reasons for this were the small budgets of the municipalities, the inability to advance larger funds, as well as the strict rules from Brussels that do not give the municipalities that have blocked accounts to have access to this Program.

 

Today's info session was aimed at identifying the main problems that municipalities are facing in order to find appropriate solutions in order to raise the level of utilization of funds, which as grants are provided for Macedonia by the European Union.

 

 

 

 

 

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