Launch of MD-ALERT feasibility study project for national early warning system in Moldova

Februarie 28, 2024 – The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations launched the MD – ALERT Feasibility Study Project. The project aims to conduct a study essential for the successful implementation of the national system for warning the population about emergencies and exceptional circumstances in the Republic of Moldova.

The project launch conference was attended by Vladislav Cojuhari, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, alongside Colonel Alexandru Oprea, head of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), and representatives of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova.

In his address, Colonel Oprea extended gratitude to partners for support and involvement in project implementation.

Vladislav Cojuhari, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, emphasized that the launch of the project for the implementation of the early warning system is an important step in ensuring the protection and security of our citizens during perilous situations. He also underscored that IGSU’s consistency and EU’s continual contribution made it possible to make the first step towards the implementation of this system.

During the conference, discussions centered on the opportunities, benefits, rational investments, and costs related to the feasibility study on early warning for the Republic of Moldova. Moreover, the analysis delved into EU good practices for a modern and effective early warning system using mobile electronic communications. Planned activities for the timely execution of the study were also outlined. The primary objective of the study is to assess opportunities, risks, the country’s technological landscape, and identify electronic communications providers, pivotal for further implementation of the national early warning system.

The MD – ALERT system will allow sending messages to warn the population about extreme weather events, floods and other situations that threaten the life and health of citizens, through the infrastructure of mobile communication operators’ networks, but also through other channels fit to send warning messages. The MD – ALERT feasibility project worth € 442 523.11 will be financed 92% by the European Union and 8% by the Republic of Moldova and will be implemented over 12 months.