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12:12 13 Aug 2022

Finland to join reconstruction of Chernihiv region

Фото: Телеграм/ Кирило Тимошенко

Finland will take part in the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said this in a Telegram post following a video call with Finnish Ambassador to Ukraine Paivi Laine.

"We agreed on the specifics, in particular, Finland's participation in the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region. […] Finland sincerely wants to help the Chernihiv region. The government and private companies are working on this. We are ready to provide our partners with all the necessary information on objects that need to be rebuilt. First of all, these are residential houses, schools, hospitals and utility networks," Tymoshenko said.

He specified that the Chernihiv region needs the rapid restoration of more than 4,479 residential buildings – 1,029 apartment buildings and 3,231 private houses.

Tymoshenko presented Laine with a plan for the construction of housing for displaced persons. According to Tymoshenko, this plan was developed together with several well-known architectural bureaus, and the relevant documentation has already been prepared.

It foresees the construction of five-story residential buildings within five to six months in 16 regions of Ukraine – 2,000 apartments in each region.

"Their cost, including all the furniture and equipment, will be about $7,000 per square meter. After the de-occupation of the territories and reconstruction of the housing stock, people will be able to return to their homes, and these apartments will be handed over to the military, medics, and police officers," he added.

He thanked the friends of Ukraine for their joint work on the reconstruction of the state.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated the Chernihiv region from Russian invaders in April.

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