Giurgiulesti International Free Port was identified as one of the most successful projects of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Moldova.
During his two-day business visit to Moldova, EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti gave an interview to Ъ-MD on the Bank’s activities in Moldova and their plans for 2014. When asked about which of their projects in Moldova is consider most successful, Sir Suma Chakrabarti noted that there are many successful projects and each contributes to the development of the country. He underlined the importance of their investments in Giurgiulesti International Free Port, mentioning that their investments helped Moldova obtain direct access to Black Sea, which it previously did not have.
EBRD has so far carried out a total of 105 projects worth over €900 million in the country, covering the energy, transport, agribusiness, general industry and banking sectors. 2013 was a record year with investments of €128.5 million in 15 diverse projects and it is expected that investments will be at least another €100 million in 2014.