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Franco-Moldavian Youth Sporting Challenge for the Danube Protection

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REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
Date
2019-06-26 00:00 - 2019-06-29 00:00

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Place

From Nemteni to Giurgiulesti, Republic of Moldova

Objectives

EUWI+ takes part in the youth challenge “Franco-Moldovan youth sporting challenge for the Danube protection”: cycling down the Prut river bank from Nemteni to Giurgiulesti on 26-29 June 2019. This event is organised by Solidarity Water Europe (SWE) in collaboration with EUWI+.

On the occasion of the Danube Day, the sporting event connects the actions of the project "Access to drinking water and sanitation for villages of the Nirnova basin" carried by SWE (Solidarity Water Europe) and the EUWI+ project supported by the European Union.

During this four-days ride from Nemteni to Giurgiulesti, cyclists will stop in several villages, discover the natural environment of the country as well as some water and sanitation infrastructures. Upon arrival at Giurgiulesti for the Danube Day, photos from the journey and portraits of Prut water users will be featured at the stand.

The aim of this sporting challenge is also to mobilize local youth on water and sanitation issues in their country. Anyone interested in the challenge is invited to join us !

The route, which represents 180 km, will be as follows :

  • Departure on Wednesday 26thin the morning, from Nemteni, one of the villages belonging to the Nirnova basin and in which SWE has the project of building a constructed wetland for the wastewater treatment.
  • Step to Leova on the night of 26thto 27thand visit of the pumping station and the retention basin for irrigation constructed by SADE Moldova.
  • Step to Cahul on the night of 27thto 28thand visit of some EcoSan toilet blocks installed by the ApaSan project.
  • Step to Beleu Lake for the night of 28thto 29th, and activities around the actions carried out by EUWI+ for the protection of the natural environment and wildlife around this lake.
  • Arrival on the morning of the 29thin Giurgiulesti, a triple point where Moldova has borders with Romania and Ukraine, and where the International Port of the city is the location of the Danube Day event.

More information :

SWE in Moldova

Danube Day