€640,000 in support to be distributed to Estonia's small islands ({{commentsTotal}})

The program will provide support to Estonia's smaller islands, such as Vilsandi.
The program will provide support to Estonia's smaller islands, such as Vilsandi. Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

The Ministry of Finance announced on Monday a call for proposals in the framework of the small islands program which will distribute €640,000 to projects improving the availability and quality of vital services for small island communities.

"Our aim is for all people of Estonia, regardless of where they live, to have a quality living environment," Minister of Public Administration Mihhail Korb said in a press release. "It is especially important for vital services to be available to residents."

The program identifies transport connections between small islands and the mainland, social security and healthcare services, availability of essential consumer goods, electricity, drinking water, sewage and fuel, waste management, rescue and communication services and access to primary and basic education as vital services.

Included in the small islands program are the islands of Naissaar, Prangli, Aegna, Osmussaar, Vormsi, Kihnu, Manija, Abruka, Kesselaid, Vilsandi, Ruhnu and Piirissaar.

With an overall budget of €640,000, the maximum awarded support per project is €130,000 euros.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS



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