16 December 2023

Mariupol Reborn: Portugal's experience can help in the Strategy of Reviving Ukrainian Cities

Mayor of Mariupol, Chairman of the Section of Temporarily Occupied and De-occupied Communities of the Association of Ukrainian Cities Vadym Boichenko met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Portuguese Republic Maryna Mykhailenko and Mayor of Lisbon Carlos Moedas in Lisbon.

During the meeting within the Mariupol Reborn project, Vadym Boichenko discussed the possibility of obtaining expert support from Lisbon in reviving Ukrainian cities affected by russian aggression. The Mariupol Recovery Plan aims to become a roadmap for other war-affected communities.

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Participants of the meeting identified areas of cooperation. These are the involvement of the Portuguese capital's experience in the high-quality revival of urban infrastructure, as well as further work within the project to create temporary social housing for Mariupol residents. The first such project is already operating in Dnipro. The next step is to reconstruct five more dormitories, for which the team of the Mariupol municipality is currently looking for partners.

The Association of Ukrainian Cities, together with the Ukrainian Government, is forming a comprehensive strategy of reconstruction of our country. Mariupol has already taken certain steps in this direction. That is why Mariupol Reborn is not only a Strategy of revival of one city. This is an algorithm of actions for every de-occupied community in Ukraine that has suffered significant damage from the enemy's actions and seeks to rebuild not only to the pre-war period, but also to become much better and more modern. Each partner of the project is a step towards the revival of Ukrainian cities, and ultimately, after the Victory, it is a step towards the revival of the entire country

said Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Mariupol

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

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