German company to implement municipal projects worth EUR 5,85mln in 4 cities of Ukraine

German company to implement municipal projects worth EUR 5,85mln in 4 cities of Ukraine

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH signed an agreement with Ukrainian ministry of regional development on the Integrated Urban Development Project worth EUR 5,85mln

The vice prime minister of Ukraine Gennadiy Zubko announced the deal with German counterparts aiming at development and launching of engineering decisions for Ukrainian cities. The financing parties of the Integrated Urban Development Project are German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

In the frames of the projects, funds will be channeled into development of integrated project of four Ukrainian cities of Vinnitsa, Zhytomir, Poltava and Chernivtsi. At the same time, each of local authorities will participate in financing the project in the amount of EUR 200 000 in monetary terms. Such approaches are mandatory to effectively implement advanced European technologies in practice upon existing infrastructure of Ukraine. Above all else, the cities will step out and reach new quality of  essential services. Since April, Ukrainian and Swiss specialists have started to work out fundamentals of the concept, for the cities involved. In contrast to the existing city planning approaches, general public will participate in all stages of the concept development.

The benchmark will be Leipzig charter on Sustainable European Cities. One of the key issues is to amend current Ukrainian legislation to the EU standards enabling local authorities to carry out duties in the frames of the reform for local governments.

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