Switzerland will Finance the enterprise “Water of Donbass”.
The presidents of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Switzerland Simonetta Sommaruga during today’s trip to the Donbass visited the municipal enterprise “Water of Donbass”. Switzerland this year will allocate 1 400 000 Swiss francs to support the enterprises.
According to the President, this utility provides drinking water to nearly four million residents of the Donetsk region, but also Ukrainians residing in the temporarily occupied territories. In 2014, due to repeated attacks by the illegal armed groups periodically stopped the water flow. Also worsened the technical condition of the infrastructure has increased the shortage of chemicals for water purification and process equipment.
In this regard, during the visit, was presented a new Swiss program of cooperation with Ukraine for the next three years. According to which the needs of “Water of Donbass” in 2020, allocated 1.4 million Swiss francs.
“Today, Madame President, meet humanitarian aid of the Swiss Confederation is another 17 trucks. 15 of them brought chemicals and reagents. One takes personal protection to the Central hospital of Slavyansk. And the other one for hydrolysis the apparatus for water treatment in Volnovakha and Mariupol,” — said the President of Ukraine.
He added that with international assistance it is planned to upgrade the channel Seversky Donets — Donbass. Also provides for improvement of water supply to reduce dependence on territory where fighting continues, and the introduction of energy efficient technologies. In the framework of the energy efficiency plan to replace old pipes with new plastic.
Also Vladimir Zelensky and Sommaruga laid flowers to the memorial to employees killed in the shelling of the pump station by the illegal armed groups.