The UN will help war-damaged Ukrainian cities get rid of rubble and household waste

ООН поможет пострадавшим от войны городам Украины избавиться от завалов и бытовых отходов

Four regions of Ukraine received equipment for clearing rubble and removing garbage. The UN will help war-damaged Ukrainian cities get rid of rubble and household waste Economic Development

How to effectively dispose of garbage and clear debris during war? The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with the support of the European Union and the Japanese government, provided necessary equipment to 19 settlements throughout Ukraine.

Since the beginning of a full-scale war, tens of millions of tons of garbage have been generated in the country. Together with partners, UNDP is working to strengthen the capacity of local communities to manage waste.

The UNDP initiative aims to address the challenges faced by war-affected communities. Its goal is to help them effectively remove and recycle waste.

Kiev, Chernihiv, Kherson and Nikolaev regions received 52 garbage trucks and 63 units of heavy equipment for garbage removal: dump trucks, tracked and wheeled excavators.

In Bucha, Chernigov and Nikolaev, UNDP delivered equipment for processing waste generated after the demolition of buildings, including machines for sorting and crushing materials. Equipment for processing household waste was also sent to the Kyiv and Chernigov regions.

At the equipment handover ceremony, delegates toured the waste processing facility in Bucha, created with the assistance of UNDP and the EU. This initiative is aimed at creating one of the first environmentally friendly full-cycle waste recycling enterprises in Ukraine, capable of quickly processing more than 75 thousand cubic meters of waste.

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“By expanding local waste management capabilities, the EU hopes to restore normal life in the communities,” said EU Representative Peter Wagner. Japan in Ukraine Yasumasa Iijima.

Anna Yurchenko, Deputy Minister of Development of Communities, Territories and Infrastructure of Ukraine for European Integration, expressed gratitude to UNDP, the European Union and the Japanese government for the supply of equipment, adding that during the war, waste management has become a major problem for Ukraine. the rest is outdated and requires repair or replacement,” said Yurchenko. safe return home of displaced persons,” she added.


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