The EBRD has prepared a strategy for the recovery of the Chernobyl exclusion zone

The EBRD has prepared a strategy for the recovery of the Chernobyl exclusion zone

Katerina Belousova

The size of the international Chernobyl fund should increase to €15.2 million

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has presented a Strategy for Supporting and Restoring the Stable Operation of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone with three main areas of activity.

Among other things, the strategy provides for the restoration of the sustainable functioning of the Chornobyl industrial site after the Russian invasion, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources reports on Facebook.

It is noted that the presentation took place at the Assembly of Depositors of the International Cooperation Account for Chornobyl (RECC).

The strategy covers:

  • support and restoration of stable operation of the site;
  • maintenance and operation of critical infrastructure;
  • decommissioning and maintenance of long-term comprehensive and integrated management plans in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

In the material, it was said that the Strategy provides for three main areas of activity of the RECC:

  • restoring the sustainable functioning of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant site after the Russian invasion, solving the problems of transport infrastructure and personnel accommodation, as well as improving fire safety in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, where fire risks are extremely high;
  • support for maintenance and operation of key safety infrastructure and decommissioning at the site;
  • supporting long-term plans for 35 days of Russian looting, destruction and theft.

It is noted that the current balance of the RECC reaches €13.7 million. In the near future, Taiwan will make a charitable contribution to the fund in the amount of €1 million, and the European Commission will make an additional contribution of €500,000.

Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources showed the consequences of the Russian occupation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. According to preliminary estimates, the losses reached 2.5 billion hryvnias.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, representatives of Norway and Great Britain announced the transfer of €5 million to support the development of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Also, Ukraine received €15 million for restoration of the Chernobyl zone from international donors, in particular the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Ministry of Energy of the USA, Norway, Great Britain and Germany.

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