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    News    10 July 2024, 17:16
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A water supply facility, restored with the support of the European Investment Bank (EIB), was opened in Bucha

Thanks to the renovated water supply facility, around 9,000 residents now have access to quality drinking water.
10 July 2024, 17:16

The restored facility has a new iron removal station that will ensure clean, safe drinking water for the residents of Bucha, which infrastructure was damaged during the russian occupation in the spring of 2022. The new de-ironing system uses oxygen to treat water before flushing it through special pressure filters, significantly reducing environmental risks.

The implementation of the project was made possible through the city’s participation in the Ukraine Recovery Programme, a €340 million EIB loan facility helping Ukrainian municipalities rebuild their social infrastructure.

Acting Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development Vasyl Shkurakov said, “The renovated water supply facility in Bucha is another example of what we can achieve through joint efforts with our EU partners. This project not only provides quality drinking water to thousands of residents, but it also represents a significant step towards rebuilding and strengthening our municipal infrastructure. With continued collaboration, we can ensure that communities across Ukraine have access to essential services and a better quality of life.”

The restoration of the water supply facility, which cost approximately €100 000, is one of 15 social infrastructure projects in Bucha financed with the support of the EIB under the Ukraine Recovery Programme in partnership with the European Union, the Ministry of Community, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and Kyiv regional state administration. The programme also receives technical assistance from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine, financed by the European Union. 

EIB Vice-President Teresa Czerwińska, responsible for the Bank’s operations in Ukraine, said, “The EIB’s commitment to Ukraine is unwavering, and we are focused on helping the country recover and complete the EU accession negotiations. The EIB stands by Ukrainian communities, and is dedicated to enhancing their quality of life by rebuilding and rehabilitating social and critical infrastructure. I am proud that we can support Bucha with the opening of this new water facility, and other essential facilities to be completed soon.”

The renovation of Bucha's water supply facility was carried out under the Ukraine Recovery Programme, a €340 million multi-sectoral framework loan from the EIB signed in December 2020. Bucha’s water supply facility project is the first one successfully completed. Currently, 157 other subprojects are at various stages of implementation. View the project in the DREAM ecosystem via link

Additional Information
Ukraine will be able to attract 100 million euros to support communities, primarily those that suffered as a result of кussia's military aggression. The relevant financial agreement between Ukraine and the European Investment Bank (EIB) was signed during the Ukraine Recovery Conference (#URC2024) and is in the process of ratification. More details via link.  


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