The Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine has approved financing for the construction or reconstruction of about 40 cultural facilities in the regions of Ukraine in 2019.
In all regions of Ukraine, implementation of significant infrastructure projects are underway within the framework of financing from the State Regional Development Fund (SRDF), the main spending agency of which is the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine.
Financing to the tune of about UAH 290 million for almost 40 cultural facilities has already been approved. It includes the construction, reconstruction and overhaul of theaters, museums, libraries, houses and centers of culture and leisure.
“Nearly 40 cultural objects will be financed this year in the regions of Ukraine from the SRDF. Among those are the first stage of the reconstruction of the Cherkasy Academic Regional Theater and the reconstruction with the renovation of the heating system of the Chernihiv Regional Theater, the reconstruction of the Regional Art Museum in Zaporizhia, the restoration of the Regional History Museum in Zhytomyr, the renovation of the museum complex Lemkivske Selo and other projects", said Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine Lev Partskhaladze.
Moreover, he reminded that new state building standards (SBS) for the design of cultural institutions - the Cultural, Entertainment and Leisure Facilities - had been published on July 30 and come into force on November 1. They introduce a number of innovations to improve the safety and comfort of people in theaters, cinemas, concert halls and other cultural institutions.
As a whole, the implementation of 707 regional development projects in all regions of Ukraine have already been approved at the expense of the SRDF, in particular:
• construction and reconstruction of schools and kindergartens (277 projects), health and social care institutions (109 projects), cultural facilities (38 projects), sports facilities (131 projects);
• road-transport infrastructure (47 projects), water supply (50 projects) and other important regional projects.