EU to help Moldova consolidate statistic data collection in energy sector

14:36 26.04.2013

The head of the Economics Ministry’s general energy security and efficiency department, Vadim Ceban, participated in an international conference on the strategic role of energy statistics in national and international policies, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 23-24 April. The conference was organised by the INOGATE Technical Secretariat with the support of Statistics Denmark.

The Moldovan official said the INOGATE programme would offer Moldova support in order to consolidate the collection, processing and dissemination of its energy statistics.

The Eurostat representative, Roeland Mertens, said the EU’s INOGATE programme was the first regional cooperation programme on a large scale to promote the consolidation of its member-states’ capacities to develop energy statistics in compliance with international standards.

The director general of Denmark’s Bureau of Statistics, Plovsing, said coordinated and quality energy statistics helped create focused and real-data based national policies. The lack of relevant, exact, credible, on-time, comparable and accessible data expose investment results to risk.

More than 50 representatives of EU and INOGATE member states, including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kirgizstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine, attended the conference. Moldova delegated representatives of its Economics Ministry, parliament, National Bureau of Statistics and NGOs to attend the conference.

Adapted from MOLDPRES