Vlad Plahotniuc: All houses across the country, which are fueled by natural gas canisters, will be equipped with mandatory gas detectors
All houses across the country, which are fueled by natural gas canisters, will be equipped with mandatory gas detectors, which will act as early warning systems for any gas leaks and help alert the intervention teams in the shortest time possible. This measure will be implemented by the Government to prevent any tragedies as the one that happened on Saturday night in an apartment building in the Riscani sector in Chisinau.
This issue was discussed at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Party of Moldova and is part of a set of actions which the Government intends to carry out in connection to this tragedy. The Government will distribute the gas detectors free of charge.
” The people are in a state of panic, are afraid of their neighbors who have gas canisters in their homes therefore we must find a solution and help them feel safe and secure”, Vlad Plahotniuc, the DPM chair said.
Another topic discussed at the today’s meeting concerned the justice system reform. According to Vlad Plahotniuc, although in the last couple of years more reforms were implemented than during all previous governments altogether, including reforms agreed on with our foreign partners, the perception that our national justice system lacks independence and that various groups interfere in the justice process, still persists.
This is why the Democratic Party prepared a draft of a Parliament Decision in order to task the Legal Commission to draw up a draft Law to amend the Constitution, which would permit the judges to be elected directly by the people. „The reforms implemented in the Justice system were meant to strengthen its independence, make judges uphold people’s interests as is the case in other countries with advanced democracies”, Vlad Plahotniuc stated. The legislative proposal will be submitted to the Parliament in the following days. Before it is voted on in the Parliament, it will be subjected to public debates with the civil society and other professional stakeholders.
The DPM chair also referred to a different legislative proposal to amend the Constitution – that of the wording „European integration”. In this context, Vlad Plahotniuc expressed his firm opinion that the inclusion of the „European integration” concept into the Constitution as a fundamental element of national strategy of the Republic of Moldova must not be subjected to political negotiation and be part of politicking on this topic. According to the DPM leader, the inclusion of this concept into the Constitution aims to make the strategic direction of modernization of the Republic of Moldova even more clear and de-politicize the idea of European integration and free it of electoral speculations.
„As you know, at the present moment, the Government coalition does not have a sufficient number of votes to pass this draft law into effect; the DLPM and LP still have not stated what course of action they will adopt concerning the voting on this draft law. The deadline for the vote is fast approaching, so, together with our colleagues, we decided to vote on this draft law during this week’s Parliamentary sessions; the MPs will have the opportunity to prove if they are truly pro-European as they claim to be or if they used this concept as just a convenient way to collect votes”, the DPM chair pointed out.