23 May 2024

In Kiev experts discussed Mariupol's economic recovery

A workshop "Vision of Mariupol 2040. Modeling of Economic Recovery" was held in Kyiv. The purpose is to determine the directions of Mariupol's economic development after the de-occupation as part of the revival plan - Mariupol Reborn.

Workshop united the Deputies of Ukraine, representatives of business, experts, scientists, representatives of Polish cities Gdansk and Wroclaw.  According to the Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Nadiya Bigun, now we need to think about the restoration of communities:

What we can do today in order for our people who are forced to move or suffer from Russian aggression, can continue to live, develop, find opportunities for ourselves. I want to thank the Mariupol City Council. And before the war you were progressive and now you are showing the way to other regions. It is very important

Надія Бігун

Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boichenko noted that it is an extremely difficult process to revive the city. To do this, you need to create the basis:

There is currently no clear answer to what a new model of Mariupol's economic development should be. It should be diversified. It is also important for us to maintain the industrial potential of the city and go the way of "green metallurgy", as well as to reveal the maritime potential of Mariupol. To do this, we look for the best expertise and new economic recovery vectors

Вадим Бойченко

Natalia Yemchenko, a member of the Supervisory Board of NGO "Mariupol.Reborn", Communications Director at Rinat Akhmetov's SCM emphasized that a major role in reconstruction should be given to veteranocentricity:

Upon completion of the service, participation in the reconstruction can be a major business for warships. And we, business, employers, have to adapt ourselves to return people with military experience. Be prepared to compete for them and maximize their skills and knowledge. And not only business, but also communities. At one time Mariupol decided to become a city that invites displaced persons and won - 100,000 migrants came to the city and this gave a powerful impetus to growth. The same will be with communities that decide to be veteranocentric. It's a certain challenge but they win from this

Наталя Ємченко

Also during the event, the Dutch Urbanist Fulko Treffers presented the urban vision of Mariupol.

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

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