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Japan invests in Kharkiv region


The chairman of Kharkiv Regional State Administration (KRSA) Igor Rainin discussed with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Japan in Ukraine Shigeki Sumi future joint projects in our region, informed the press service of KRSA.

Shigeki Sumi said that they plan to create in Kharkiv a grant aid for projects of human security “Kusanone.” As part of this project they intend to upgrade medical equipment in the Ukrainian Research Institute of Prosthetics and Rehabilitation. Japan together with the Agency for support and procurement of NATO will provide to the Kharkiv Research Institute the rehabilitation pool with suspended elevator, a window for observation, handrails, water filtration system. The approximate cost of such equipment is $ 80 thousand.

Another Japanese-Kharkiv project concerns the development of the metro. “Together with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) we are preparing a feasibility study for the development of Kharkiv Metro,” said Shigeki Sumi. It’s referred not just to an extension of branches of Kharkiv subway but also to the project development of technical re-equipment.

Igor Rainin emphasized that all projects proposed by Japan will be supported by the regional administration. He said that the situation in Kharkiv region is calm and stable, and the safety of investments in the city’s economy is guaranteed.

Igor Rainin also appointed the director of the Department of Economics and International Relations of KRSA Victor Kovalenko responsible for cooperation with the Japan and the full support of the implementation of new projects.

Recall that there are already several joint Ukrainian-Japanese projects implemented in Kharkiv. Investors supported the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology and financed the equipment and the strengthening of the nuclear protection in the amount of 2 million euros. As we reported previously, for the Kharkiv National Theatre of Opera and Ballet foreign partners bought modern stage light control panel.

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