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It will take 20 years to restore Mariupol

Apr 1, 2023

The mayor of Mariupol, Donetsk region, Vadym Boichenko, said that it would take about 20 years to fully restore the city.

He said this on the air of the FREEDOM telethon, Ukrinform reports.

"The issue of the restoration, the revival of the half-million city that we saw and imagined, a modern, European, Ukrainian city that we have been building for 7 years, respectively, these two months of full-fledged aggression by the Russian Federation, which destroyed 50% of the city, will take 20 years to restore. If we are talking about critical restoration, critical infrastructure, stabilization of the situation, restoration of all communal areas and directions, it is UAH 14 billion," Boychenko said.

He noted that the city mayor's office is already working on a plan of priority steps after the liberation of Mariupol.

"We are not waiting for any such decisions on liberation. Since September last year, together with our regional team and the Mariupol municipality, we have been working to answer the main question - how quickly we return to the city of Mariupol, what do we have to do in the first 3 months, six months, 12 and 18 months in terms of stabilizing the situation - the work of the utility sector, all functional areas, education, medicine. We already have clear answers and we presented them at ReBuild Ukraine in Warsaw in February, presenting our model for the rapid recovery of Mariupol," the mayor emphasized.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 01/04/2023

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