At the initiative of the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, the Government adopted a resolution amending the Procedure for the Use of the resources of the Fund for the Elimination of the Consequences of Armed Aggression. In particular, the procedure for allocating funds from the Fund to overcome the consequences of emergencies and finance other important projects has been simplified. From now on, communities will have an opportunity to submit regional recovery projects directly to the ministries through the DREAM system.
"The priority remains to rebuild housing, social facilities and protect critical infrastructure. Funding from the Transitional Projects Liquidation Fund, the list of which was approved by the Government in 2023, will continue in the new budget year, provided that the earmarked funds are used in a timely manner," said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine, Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development.
It should be reminded that in 2023, the total amount of funds allocated from the Fund amounted to UAH 61.8 billion. UAH 25.1 billion was allocated to 418 local and regional recovery projects and activities. The vast majority of these projects were aimed at restoring social infrastructure and arranging shelters.
Thanks to the Liquidation Fund, the eVidnovlennia program was successfully launched, under which people whose homes were damaged by the war received almost UAH 3 billion in compensation. After the russians blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam, the construction of a main water supply system was launched, for which UAH 8.5 billion was allocated from the Liquidation Fund under a separate procedure. In addition, protective structures were built and numerous important infrastructure facilities were restored.
The projects of the Fund for Elimination of the Consequences of russia's Armed Aggression are included in DREAM, the State Digital Restoration Ecosystem for Accountable Management, which allows for their financing under a transparent and open procedure. Thanks to DREAM, communities can independently plan and implement recovery and modernization projects. The DREAM ecosystem makes it possible to control every stage of the project life cycle - from project registration to documentation development, financing, procurement, construction management and audit. The ecosystem accumulates, systematizes and publishes open data at all stages of recovery projects in real time. Full transparency and access to data from recovery projects allows us to assess the progress of their implementation, as well as to make effective decisions on attracting investment, restoring and developing certain industries, communities and territories of Ukraine. Most importantly, communities can submit projects to the DREAM ecosystem themselves, taking into account their own needs and development strategies.