28 February 2024


A workshop on Ukraine's economic recovery was held in Warsaw. The event was attended by the Mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boichenko. The main topics discussed included the city's post-war economic recovery, job creation, identifying areas where people could work, and preserving a community that is ready to return to the territories liberated from the enemy.

In less than two years, the Mariupol City Council has set up 25 I'Mariupol comprehensive support centres to help people who have lost everything. Almost 10,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid have been provided. More than 120,000 consultations in various areas were provided. But most importantly - a community was saved. The community that wants to return to the de-occupied Ukrainian Mariupol and revive it. Therefore, it is necessary to preparing for the reconstruction of the city.

Бойченко Варшава

We held 15 meetings with Mariupol residents to discuss the city's recovery. Their request is as follows: housing, security and jobs with decent pay. That is why we are developing an economic vision for Mariupol. It will provide answers to the question of where and what kind of jobs Mariupol residents will be able to find. We plan to dedicate 2024 to preparing for the recovery of our city. Together with our partners and the community, we have to focus our attention on developing the Mariupol Reborn Plan. Our faith is the foundation from which the great and difficult path of Mariupol's revival begins. I thank the Union of Polish Metropolises and each city individually for the support and hope you give to every Mariupol citizen

Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Mariupol

To develop an expert-level economic vision with the involvement of experience and international support. To create the first unique case of post-war economic recovery of a destroyed city. In the long term, return economically active population and young people to the city. These are the tasks currently being set by the Mariupol City Council and the Mariupol Reborn recovery project team, together with partners.   

Вишняков Метінвест

Rinat Akhmetov's businesses have always been among the largest taxpayers in Ukraine. Companies belonging to Metinvest and SCM holdings have played a crucial role in the economy of Mariupol. In terms of numbers, over the past 10 years, they have invested around UAH 1 billion in the city. This included rebuilding homes, schools and social infrastructure after the destruction of russian shelling in 2014. And we will continue to do so after the de-occupation of Mariupol. Metinvest and SCM are regular partners of the Mariupol Reborn project. We see the revived city's economy as green and diversified. This will return Mariupol to the glory of an economic giant. This means jobs and a decent standard of living for local residents

Oleksandr Vyshniakov, Director of NGO “Mariupol.Reborn” and Head of Community Development at Metinvest Holding

At the event, experts discussed the prerequisites and objectives of forming the city's economic model. During the workshop, three working groups were formed in the following areas: industry and manufacturing; transport, logistics and port development; and the knowledge hub - a sector responsible for the development of science and innovation. Each group consisted of about 10 experts. The participants discussed ways to develop all three areas, the factors that affect them, and possible projects. Based on the results of the workshop, the summary of the findings was formulated in the form of recommendations that will be used to develop an economic model for Mariupol.

Економічна візія Маріуполя

The Mariupol Reborn project is being implemented by the Mariupol City Council with the investment support of Rinat Akhmetov's SCM. 

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