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  • Oleksandr Kubrakov met with President of Japanese government agency JICA

    Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine and Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, met with Akihiko Tanaka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

    The parties discussed Japan’s assistance in the implementation of priority reconstruction projects, as well as the need to attract private investment in the development of the Ukrainian economy.

    “One of the conditions for the full recovery of the de-occupied communities is the revival of the economy in these areas. Together with our foreign colleagues, we are already looking for the best ways to attract investment. In particular, our portfolio includes long-term projects related to transport infrastructure, increasing export capacity and waste management projects. I am grateful to the Japanese government for its support,” commented Oleksandr Kubrakov.

    Currently, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development and JICA are implementing two phases of the Emergency Recovery Programme for Ukraine totalling more than USD 575 million. It covers the following areas:

    • humanitarian demining;
    • support for the transport sector;
    • restoration of critical infrastructure;
    • management of demolition waste;
    • medical and educational services;
    • support for the agricultural sector, etc.

    As part of this cooperation, Japan has already delivered the first batch of equipment for the restoration of Irpin, Kyiv region.

    In June, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine and Japan’s Reconstruction Agency agreed to exchange experience in dealing with the consequences of natural and man-made disasters. The Japanese agency will also provide advisory and technical support for the restoration of the affected communities and territories of Ukraine.