Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has destroyed billions of dollars worth of infrastructure and displaced millions of people. In Mykolaiv, water supply and distribution infrastructure have been hit hard. Consequently, there is a strong and urgent need for the establishment of both emergency solutions and long-term response to ensure water resources necessary to secure decent living conditions in the city.
Now the Danish State has allocated DKK 60 million for the Mykolaiv Water Fund, which is manged by Danida Sustainable Infrastructure Finance (DSIF). The funds will be used to restore, rebuild and expand modern water supply in Mykolaiv, Ukraine.
“We are very pleased to receive the additional funding for the Mykolaiv Water Fund. We are already engaged in the rebuilding of the city and can now expand our efforts to secure a stable and modern water supply,” said Tina Kollerup Hansen, Senior Vice President for DSIF.
The first priority is to restore the water infrastructure that has been damaged. In addition, the ambition is to expand and modernise the system, reducing water loss as well as upgrading the treatment of wastewater.