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  • Oleksandr Kubrakov: Together with Denmark, we have identified priorities for the restoration of Mykolaiv region

    Today, on 3 July, a meeting of the Steering Committee was held to coordinate the partnership between Denmark, Mykolaiv and Mykolaiv region to rebuild the region. The meeting was attended by Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, Dan Jørgensen, Minister for International Development of Denmark, Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Regional Military Administration, and Oleksandr Senkevych, city head of Mykolaiv.

    The focus was on identifying the priorities for the reconstruction of Mykolaiv region and specific projects to be implemented in the near future.

    "The partnership between Ukraine and Denmark in rebuilding the Mykolaiv region is one of the best examples of intergovernmental understanding, quick decision-making and involvement in the process. Together, we have built a model in which government agencies, businesses and philanthropists can participate in the reconstruction.

    The priority of our cooperation is to rebuild critical infrastructure, including heat and water supply systems. It is crucial to complete them before the onset of the autumn and winter period.

    I am grateful to Dan Jørgensen for his support. This is a great work within the framework of We Build Ukraine, which unites the international community around the restoration of Ukraine," said Oleksandr Kubrakov.

    It should be noted that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Denmark has allocated USD 40 million to rebuild Ukraine.

    The aid is aimed at restoring heat supply to Mykolaiv and addressing critical needs in the energy sector. In particular, Denmark has donated about 11 tonnes of equipment to restore water supply and heating systems in Mykolaiv.

    In addition, two consignments of construction equipment in the amount of 37 and 50 units were transferred to Ukraine as part of a partnership between the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and the Confederation of Danish Industry and 4 private foundations.

    To overcome the consequences of the Kakhovka HPP dam blast, Denmark donated 2 high-capacity pumps, 35 tents, 3 boats with transport rafts and a generator. Through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), 5 tanks were also sent to collect and transport water from flooded areas, as well as several generators worth almost USD 1 million.

    On 7 March 2023, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Denmark, Mykolaiv and Mykolaiv region. The key areas of cooperation include infrastructure, good governance, maritime industry, transport, urban planning, small and medium-sized business development, green transition, youth and culture.