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Chisinau Solid Waste Project



Project number:


Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

Notice type:


ESIA disclosed:

10 Aug 2017



Approval date:

02 Dec 2020

Project description

The EBRD is considering supporting the Chisinau Solid Waste Project.
The project comprises a sub-sovereign loan of up to EUR 9 million to Regia Autosalubritate, a municipal solid waste management company. The loan will be guaranteed by the municipality and is expected to be co-financed with an EIB loan of up to EUR 9 million and an investment grant of up to EUR 5.0 million from E5P.T

he proceeds of the loans and grant will finance a priority investment programme in solid waste management, including: (i) closure of the recently re-opened section of the Tintareni landfill and rehabilitation and upgrade of the remaining sections of the Tintareni landfill to EU standards; (ii) rehabilitation of the access road to the landfill; (iii) closure of a temporary dumpsite in Ciocana, Chisinau; (iv) renewal of the Company’s vehicle fleet; and (v) refurbishment of the existing transfer station and investment into a waste sorting plant.

The landfill site to be upgraded to EU compliance is located in Tintareni village (Anenii Noi District), 30km south-east of Chisinau. The temporary dumpsite to be closed is located in Ciocana District in the City of Chisinau.
The positive transition impact potential of the project is expected to derive from the: (i) improved institutional and tariff reform through implementation of the tariff adjustments allowing for cost recovery; (ii) demonstration of commercialisation of the Company through the introduction of a Public Service Contract; iii) demonstration of new and replicable product via the upgrade of the landfill in line with EU environmental standards for the first time in Moldova and; iv) improved standards of transparency and governance via the introduction of requirements of annual financial reporting in accordance with IFRS, environmental, social health and safety reporting.

There is a Project Summary Document available for this project.

ESIA disclosure package

Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA): English | Romanian

Non-Technical Summary (NTS): English | Romanian

Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP): English | Romanian

Livelihood Restoration Framework (LRF): English | Romanian

Hydrogeological Risk Assessment (HRA): English | Romanian

Supplementary Environmental and Social Assessment: English | Romanian

Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP): English | Romanian

Full ESIA availability

Full ESIA documentation is available locally at the Mayor’s offices in Tintareni and Bubuieci:

1. Village of Tintareni, Rayon Anenii Noi, Primaria; tel. 0-265-33348
2. Village of Bubuieci, Ciocana district, municipality of Chisinau, Primaria: tel. 0-22-414969


EBRD Chisinau Resident Office: 63, Vlaicu Pircalab Street, 10th floor, Sky Tower building, Chisinau, MD-2012, Moldova.
Contact name: Octavian Costas
tel. +373 22 210012


1. City of Chisinau website
2. Bubuieci Mayor’s office website
3. EBRD website


Environmental or social enquiries

Mrs. Mariana Nazarenco, Office Manager, Regia Autosalubritate, e-mail:
mail address: 14, 27 Martie 1918 Street, Chisinau, MD-2069 Moldova;
tel. +373 22 740919; +373 22 746842

This document was prepared at an early stage of project development, before consideration by the EBRD Board of Directors. Details of a project may change following disclosure.

Environmental and Social Impact Assessments and ESIA summaries are produced by project sponsors, and the EBRD makes them available without any comment or implied endorsement. Any views expressed or statements made in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment or the ESIA Summary do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the EBRD.

Last updated 25 June 2014

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