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EU Cohesion Policy: €160 million for the development of water and wastewater infrastructure in Iași County, Romania

A contribution of more that EUR160 million has been approved by the Commission from the Cohesion Fund to build a larger and better sewer network in Iasi County.

Elisa Ferreira, Cohesion and Reforms Commissioner ( pictured), stated that “This major project will improve the access to water and sanitation in Iasi County. This is an example of how Cohesion Policy can improve the lives of people on the ground. Clean drinking water, adequate collection and treatment wastewater will improve the health of the population and make it more enjoyable. This will lead to a better quality of life for the residents.

The main pipes will be laid for 256km and the distribution network for water supply will be built for 312 km. It will also construct 23 water treatment facilities, 43 water storage tank and 50 pumping stations. 43 of these will be on the network while seven will be within treatment facilities. It will also construct 536 km of gravity sewers, 230 km of discharge pipes and four new wastewater treatment facilities.

This investment will help Romania comply with the EU Urban Wastewater Directive and create jobs that benefit all social groups.


The project will be completed in 2026. It complements the 2007-2013 program period.

This effort is part of a larger plan to improve water infrastructure in Romania and the Iasi County.

You can find more information about EU-funded projects in Romania at the Open Data Platform or the Kohesio platforms.


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