The Government has endorsed a decision to allocate land plots on the territory of the exclusion zone for the construction of wind energy facilities. This was announced by Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ostap Semerak on the results of a session of the Cabinet of Ministers Wednesday, November 7.
The decision concerns the permission to develop a land management project at several sites in Ivankiv area of Kyiv region with a total area of 7 hectares for the placement, erection, operation of wind energy facilities.
"The Government has supported the proposal of the Ministry of Ecology to further develop the exclusion zone as a territory of change and innovation. Today the Government has given a thumbs-up for the development of wind energy in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. Apart from being good news for potential investors, it also means continuation of our course towards increase in the share of alternative energy in the country's overall energy balance. For the Ministry of Ecology it is important that renewable energy facilities do not require constant presence of people and are absolutely safe for the environment", stressed Ostap Semerak.
He reminded that in 2017 the Government had adopted a number of important decisions simplifying the procedure for conducting economic activity in this territory.
"The exclusion zone has a high level of investment attractiveness. This is confirmed by investors from around the world. They express their commitment to invest here", explained Ostap Semerak.
It should be noted that over two years, more than 60 applications from investors have been received for obtaining a land plot in the exclusion zone with the purpose of implementing renewable energy projects. Those are both domestic companies and companies from Denmark, the USA, China, Germany, France, Japan and Belarus.