MARIUPOL MADE ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS IMPLEMENTATION OF WATER SUPPLY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
During the first International Investment Forum RE:think.Invest in Ukraine a Declaration of Intent between the Government of France, the European Investment Bank (hereinafter referred to as «EIB») and the Mariupol City Council was signed for the water supply development project and purification infrastructure in Mariupol. The total investment in the project is more than 90 million euros. It will help to provide a half-million city with quality drinking water.
The declaration was signed by Mariupol Mayor Vadim Boichenko, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine Etienne de Ponsen, Head of EIB Representation in Ukraine Jean-Erik De Zagon and the Head of Division on Lending Operations in Public sector in Neighbouring Countries EIBLionel Rapaille.
«The focus of our attention is a question that has not been resolved for 95 years and concerns the half a million community. We are committed to the problem of water supply ceases to exist in Mariupol. The Project provides for a tremendous financial resource. This gives a firm belief that high-quality water is a reality», ‒ noted Vadim Boichenko.
The European Investment Bank will help with the reconstruction of the water supply system in Mariupol. The total amount of the Project is more than 27 million euros. The Partner will also provide technical support, in particular, developing a feasibility study in accordance with international standards.
According to the Agreement, the funds will be allocated for reconstruction of pumping stations, biological treatment plants, over 40 km of water pipelines and restoration of one of the pressure collectors.
Recall that this year the corresponding agreement between the governments of Ukraine and France was ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament. According to it, about 64 million euros will be allocated to fund the Mariupol water supply project. This Project is a pilot one for the whole Ukraine. It designed to solve the issues of using an alternative source of water supply, minimize water loss and improve its quality.
The declaration will determine the joint actions of all Parties to improve the quality of drinking water, starting from treatment and ending with its float-out through the pipelines to the tap.