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World Bank lends Romania €100 million to upgrade the education system


The World Bank’s Board of Directors approved a €100 million loan to be extended to Romania under the Safer, Inclusive and Sustainable Schools Project, aimed at upgrading to modern standards for safety, resilience, inclusion, sustainability and digital access nearly 100 buildings across 55 schools in Romania, according to Romania-Insider. 

„A child born in Romania today is expected to be only 58% as productive as they could be if they had access to better education and health services,” said World Bank’s Country Manager for Romania, Tatiana Proskuryakova.

„Romania has a high proportion of school buildings that fail to meet safety, basic sanitary, and energy efficiency standards,” said World Bank’s Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Alanna Simpson.

World Bank explained that more than 1,000 schools around the country are at high risk of severe damage or collapse in an earthquake or do not meet modern fire codes, sanitation, and air quality requirements.