Vulcanești, 1st subzone

The Free Economic Zone “Valkanes” represents an attractive investment platform for your business offering many incentives and excellent geographic location which gives you the opportunities to export to EU and CIS countries on favorable terms. We are ready to cooperate in an atmosphere of trust and mutual benefit. We are here to provide you necessary support in your business development and I am confident that the administration of Free Economic Zone “Valkanes” will become your reliable partner in Moldova. The Free Economic Zone “Valkanes” is your place to grow!

Mihail Salvir

Chief Administrator of
Free Economic Zone “Valkanes”

Free Economic Zone “VALKANEȘ”

Vulcanești City

The City of Vulcanesti is located in the southern part of the Republic of Moldova at the interface of three states: Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. The City is the administrative centre of Vulcanesti District, the part of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia. The City of Vulcanesti has a population of 15.2 thousand inhabitants. The overall population of the autonomy is 162 thousand inhabitants. The main economic activities of Vulcanesti are manufacturing and agriculture. The different types of manufacturing are: construction netting production, wine-making, stove fuel production and other industries based on local raw materials.

- vocational school.
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  • romanian
  • russian
  • gagauzian
  • turkish

About FEZ ”Valkaneș”

The Free Economic Zone (FEZ) represents excellent platform for export-oriented manufacturing companies, which benefit of preferential customs and tax regime. FEZ “Valcanes” was established in 1998 for a period of 37 years. It administrates 4 subzones with a total area of circa 200 hectares, namely in Vulcanesti City (2 subzones – 107 hectares); Comrat Municipality (50.3 ha) and Ciadir-Lunga Municipality (42 ha).

Greenfield, Subzone 1

FEZ “Vaklanes” is located in the proximity of 7 km to the East from the City center of Vulcanesti. The FEZ has immediate connection to European road E584 connecting the cities of Poltava (UKR) and Galati (ROU). The subzone is delimited to the East along the railway route connecting Vulcanesti with Chisinau and Black Sea port on Danube River. Out of the total area of the two subzones in Vulcanesti (107 hectares), circa 20 hectares represents free buildable area on greenfield.

General information

Location Vulcanești
Population 15,200 inhabitants
Overall Population of Autonomy 162,000 inhabitants
Total Area of the City 15.25 sq. km
Organizational Form FEZ administration
Land Ownership Public
Land Destination Construction
Total Land Area 107 hectares
Free Buildable Area 20 hectares




• Immediate access to European route E583 – B class road connecting the cities Roman (ROU) and Zhytomyr (UKR), which is national magistral road M3 Chisinau – Cimislia – Vulcanesti – Giurgiulesti (MDA) – border checkpoint with Romania.

• 183 km to Chisinau
• 1.5 km to the nearest border checkpoint with Ukraine
• 39 km to the nearest border checkpoint with Romania
• Immediate access to railway route connecting Vulcanesti with Chisniau and Black Sea port on Danube River.
• 195 km to Chisinau International Airport.
• Giurgiulesti International Free Port is located at circa 40 km distance from Vulcanesti. It is the only Danube River and Black Sea port in Moldova with direct access to international waterways.


Water supply:
artesian wells,
piplene in development.
Electric power:
1 substation of 420 kWa,
2 substations of 160 kWa each.
Natural gas:
0.125-0.25 MPa (Ø 90 mm).
in development.
Master plan