The Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine continues the implementation of important projects in the regions within the framework of financing from the State Regional Development Fund (SRDF). Therefore, 277 projects for the construction, reconstruction and overhaul of schools and kindergartens to the tune of over UAH 2.5 billion have already been approved.
This was announced by Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze.
"Nearly 280 projects for the construction, reconstruction and overhaul of schools and kindergartens have already been approved for implementation this year at the expense of the State Regional Development Fund. As part of their implementation, the introduction of the New Education Space (NES) is also envisaged - the creation of a motivating and creative design from the outside and inside, energy modernization - insulation of the facade, replacement of windows, purchase of the necessary modern equipment or furniture, creation of all necessary conditions for barrier-free access and inclusive education. All those prove necessary to be done for our children like to study. This is the main goal of the NES!" he said.
Lev Partskhaladze reminded that now more than 500 schools and kindergartens in Ukraine were actively introducing the principles of #NES. The project is being implemented by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services together with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the active local authorities. The basic principles of the NES are energy efficiency, modern equipment, motivating space, inclusiveness and barrier-free access. "Last year there were about 309 schools of NES in Ukraine. Today, more than half a thousand of schools and kindergartens are implementing these principles! This means that more than 200,000 children are growing in completely different environment due to the NES", added the Deputy Minister.
In general, funding from the State Regional Development Fund (SRDF) for the implementation of 707 regional development projects in all regions of Ukraine has already been approved. Those are the construction and reconstruction of schools, kindergartens, health care facilities, culture and sports facilities, as well as other important regional projects.