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TIRASPOL, May 24 (Itar-Tass) - Russia will finance construction of new hospitals, schools and kindergartens in the Dniester region.
An agreement on the financing for the project was signed by representatives of the local authorities and the Eurasian Integration organization that will carry out the Russian humanitarian project, the press service of the government of the unrecognized republic said on Friday.
In the plans is the construction of new buildings of the republic's maternity centre, the central clinic, the tuberculosis treatment clinic in Bendery and a new tuberculosis treatment centre in Rybnita. Agreements were also signed to build schools in Tiraspol. Bendery, Rybnita and the village of Tashlyk and new kindergartens in Rybnita and Sucleia.
According to the Dniester region's vice-premier for social policy Natalia Nikiforova, the construction will begin in the near future. First, it is necessary to conduct geodetic examinations, examine the communication lines that will be used and consider the projects with architects, she noted.
Nikiforova said the project would cost about 50 million dollars. All the buildings will be finished completely and equipped to be ready for the use. Not only furniture, but also new high-tech equipment will be provided for the hospitals. Among the terms put forth by the Dniester side are the use of local materials and the participation of local construction companies to provide more jobs for the population.
Russian vice-premier and Russian presidential envoy for the Dniester region Dmitry Rogozin will personally oversee the construction. During his visit to Tiraspol on May 9, he said eighteen months would be given for the construction. "For Russia, it is not easy time now. We have to very attentively control budget spending," he noted. "Nevertheless, such issues are always within sight of the president of Russia."