The German government will provide Ukraine with EUR 13.1 million to help fight COVID-19 and overcome the consequences of the pandemic, the press service of the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine has reported.
“The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany will provide EUR 13.1 million to Ukraine for the energy-efficient modernization of health care institutions, supply of modern basic medical equipment and equipment for outpatient diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 disease and its consequences in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions, as well as in government-controlled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions," the report reads.
The corresponding grant and project agreements were signed between Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov, Director of the KfW Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia Department Olaf Zymelka, and Executive Director of the Ukrainian Social Investment Fund (USIF) Andrii Laktionov in the presence of Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen.
The goal of this project is to strengthen the capacity of health care institutions to respond to the threats and consequences of the pandemic by energy-efficient renovation and provision them with the necessary medical equipment.
As a reminder, at the meeting on January 20, the government authorized Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov to sign agreements with the Reconstruction Credit Institute (KfW) to attract financial assistance for the development of social infrastructure in the regions most affected by the armed aggression of the Russian Federation.