BUCHAREST (Romania), March 17 (SeeNews) - The European Commission said on Tuesday it has approved the allocation of a total 533.6 million euro ($596 million) to Romania to improve the supply of drinking water and medical services.
Some 486.6 million euro from the Cohesion Fund will ensure access to improved drinking water and proper wastewater treatment for over 400,000 people in southwest Romania, the EC said in a press release.
Also, with the help of EU funds, the contamination of groundwater in the northeastern county of Suceava for over 220,000 inhabitants will be prevented.
The EU will also invest 47 million euro from the European Regional Development Fund to improve the quality and efficiency of medical services in the Romania's northeastern region.
Thanks to this investment, which will benefit 90,000 inhabitants, patients will receive high quality treatment and the number of deaths and long-term disabilities will be reduced, the Commission added.
($= 0.8955 euro)