Kharkiv region will get 242 million UAH to provide decent living conditions for IDPs. Deputy Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Yuliya Svetlichnaya reported this information.
According to her, 21 objects were agreed as part of the first tranche of the project financing of the European Investment Bank “Emergency credit program for the restoration of Ukraine” in the Kharkiv region. Funding should begin by the end of 2015.
“The financial assistance provided by this project will focus on investment in social infrastructure to overcome the consequences of the conflict and to ensure decent living conditions for internally displaced persons,” said Svetlichnaya.
In the first place, it will be made up of the reconstruction and rehabilitation of housing (which can accommodate displaced persons), social infrastructure facilities: kindergartens, schools and hospitals.
Reference. Financing Agreement for the project “Emergency credit program for the restoration of Ukraine” between Ukraine and the European Investment Bank was signed on 22 December 2014.
The project is a framework loan to finance the investment in the speedy restoration of small-scale damaged infrastructure in many sectors in order to overcome the consequences of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. In addition to the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, the project also includes three adjacent fields (Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhya), experiencing strong pressure on the infrastructure of social services and other areas due to the significant influx of IDPs and other issues related to the conflict.