Seven units of construction equipment have been handed over so far. The excavators will be used to equip the first site in Ukraine for the management of demolition waste generated as a result of the hostilities in Irpin.
The event was attended by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine, representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ruslan Kravchenko, Head of the Kyiv Regional State Administration, and representatives of Irpin city authorities.
“We are grateful to the Government of Japan and representatives of the Japan International Cooperation Agency for their continued cooperation and support of Ukraine. Since the beginning of this year alone, Ukraine and Japan have agreed to allocate more than USD 600 million for the reconstruction needs. This allows us to promptly implement priority projects to restore infrastructure.
Today, the Government of Ukraine and JICA are working closely with representatives of public authorities, local governments and utilities in a number of cities that have suffered the most from russian aggression. For our part, we are coordinating and ensuring maximum transparency and accountability for the successful implementation of the agreements.
According to experts, the russian occupiers destroyed almost half of Irpin’s buildings last year. Our task is to facilitate the speedy recovery of the city and the return of Ukrainians to their homes,” said Oleksandr Kubrakov.
The Emergency Recovery and Reconstruction Project and the Emergency Recovery Programme provide for the establishment of a site in Ukraine for the management of demolition waste. A land plot has already been selected in Irpin and the first delivery of the necessary equipment has been arranged. A total of 39 pieces of equipment for construction waste management are planned to be provided under the Programme.
The agreements also provide for the procurement of equipment and services for humanitarian demining, transport, energy, demolition waste management, water and wastewater, healthcare, education, and agriculture.