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Denmark presents Reconstruction Package III for Ukraine

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The Government presents a new reconstruction package to Ukraine to help secure its electricity and heating supply as well as supporting demining efforts.

It is the third reconstruction package under the Ukraine Fund. Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen, has just returned from Ukraine where he presented the package of more than EUR 20 million.

“Putin’s war against Ukraine is approaching its third year and there is still a big need for support. The Ukrainians can count on Denmark,” says Minister for Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy, Dan Jørgensen.

Denmark supports the United Nations Development Programme with more than EUR 10 million for gas pistons to strengthen access to electricity and heating in Mykolaiv. The gas pistons are designed to also run on biogas, when this becomes possible. The energy systems of the city of Mykolaiv, which Denmark has taken a special role in the reconstruction of, as well as for the rest of Ukraine has an ambition to be converted to non-bio fuels.

It is estimated that 174.000 km2 are polluted with mines and unexploded ordnance corresponding to approximately four times the area of Denmark. The Danish contribution of more than EUR 10 million strengthens Ukraine’s mine clearing efforts, allowing Ukrainians to return to their homes and fields to again be used for agricultural production.

“The recent targeted attacks against the energy infrastructure in Ukraine means that there is still a need for strengthening the Ukrainian heating and electricity supply. We partake in ensuring that. Also, mines need to be removed so Ukrainians can have safe access to their land and residential areas. It is a critical prerequisite for the return of Ukrainians to the liberated areas,” says Dan Jørgensen.

Background

Denmark is one of the biggest supporters of Ukraine per capita. The Ukraine Fund has three pillars ­– military support, civil support and private sector support. With Reconstruction Package III, Denmark has supported Ukraine with a total of approximately EUR 4.7 billion.

The Ukraine Foundation’s Reconstruction Package consists of the following:

Support area

Activity

Partner

Amount (DKK)

Energy

Supporting district heating company with purchases of cogeneration plant that can produce both heating and electricity.

UNDP

75 million

Demining

Demining with focus on agriculture and job creation in Mykolaiv.

Multilateral organizations & civil society organizations

75 million

Agriculture/education

Purchasing of fire alarm and fire protection for the agriculture university in Mykolaiv

UNOPS

1 million

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