Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine - Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, said: "Due to the dam explosion at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, about a million Ukrainians have water supply interruptions, in some settlements water is delivered by tankers, and drinking water has to be bought in bottles.
An industrial water supply system consisting of three links with a total length of 150 km is being built 24/7. The first link will provide water to residents of Kryvyi Rih and neighboring communities.
An industrial water supply system is a complex project in several ways. First and foremost, it is an engineering solution, as the water pipeline is actually built from scratch.
The construction of a water pipeline requires a lot of resources and equipment. We have already contracted all Ukrainian producers of large-diameter plastic pipes and reserved all currently available high-capacity pumping stations for the project.
The production of this level of equipment takes 7-12 months, and we don't have that much time. We convince global manufacturers to give us the equipment as a matter of priority.
And the main challenge is the very tight implementation timeframe. The goal is to launch the first link by the end of August. The team of the Ministry is doing everything possible to meet this tight deadline.
I am grateful for the help and understanding of international partners who are doing their best to complete this large-scale project as soon as possible."