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  • Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources: Republic of Korea to help Ukraine restore water infrastructure damaged by war

    The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine together with the State Agency of Ukraine of Water Resources and water sector experts from Korea have identified the Kozarovychy Dam in Kyiv region as a pilot project for the restoration of Ukraine's water infrastructure.

    It is a continuation of the cooperation established by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strilets and the Minister of Environment of Korea Han Wha-jin on the sidelines of the COP28 and is part of the Peace and Solidarity Initiative for Ukraine programme announced by the President of the Republic of Korea during his visit to Kyiv last year.

    The Kozarovychy Dam was damaged in the first days of the full-scale invasion and was of defensive importance for the protection of the city of Kyiv. It is now in urgent need of repair. The cost of the work is estimated at USD 14 million. Two Korean companies will help with the restoration: K-Water (Korea Water Resources Corporation) and KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency).

    According to First Deputy Oleksandr Krasnolutskyi, the restoration of the Kozarovychy dam will help protect settlements on the Irpin River bank downstream of the Kyiv reservoir from flooding.

    Korean companies will also assist in the implementation of the projects:

    • water supply to the population of Mykolaiv region;
    • reconstruction and overhaul of the engineering infrastructure of the Dnipro-Donbas Canal Authority;
    • improving water quality monitoring in Ukraine.