Residents of Moldova’s Carmanova village, on the left bank of the Nistru River, have finally been able to celebrate Saint Patron’s day at the local House of Culture, recently refurbished in the framework of the EU-funded ‘Support to Confidence Building Measures’ programme.
Artistic groups from the right bank of the Nistru River also joined the celebrations.
The EU provided over €150,000 of financial support to renovate the building. It was originally built in the 1970s and had never been repaired since the heating system failed during the 1990s. This means this is the first time in 28 years that the House of Culture has hosted celebrations during winter.
The Carmanova House of Culture is one of over 80 infrastructural projects in the framework of the EU-funded Support to Confidence Building Measures programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme office in the Republic of Moldova.
The programme contributes to the building of confidence between people from both banks of the Nistru River by involving them in joint projects.
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