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Denmark to build kindergarten and hundreds of apartments in Ukrainian city

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Author: Maria Kholina

Denmark plans to construct 410 apartments in Chernihiv for war-displaced individuals. The units will be housed in modern, energy-efficient buildings with comfortable amenities. Additionally, plans include the establishment of a 200-capacity daycare center nearby, according to the acting Mayor of Chernihiv, Oleksandr Lomako.

This initiative aims to finalize protracted negotiations initiated by former Mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko. The Danish side intends to enter into a contract with the municipal enterprise, marking a significant step towards securing the largest private investment for Chernihiv's reconstruction.

"The signing of the contract will lead to the release of tender documentation. The upcoming week will witness the tender announcement for the design of 7 buildings. Subsequently, project development (with the designer also being determined through transparent tendering) and a competition for selecting the developer will follow suit. All of this is slated for completion by the end of 2024," Lomako said.

Construction is slated to commence in February 2025. As per the work schedule, the 7 buildings and daycare center are expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2027.

Following an online meeting with Ole Egbert Mikkelsen, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine, and Stin Ornslund, the Director of the Reconstruction Fund of Ukraine, Lomako outlined directives during a council meeting:

  • Swift and clear communication from city council experts and Chernihiv Construction Investment Company.
  • Providing information in a comprehensive format suitable for partners.
  • Ensuring maximum transparency at all stages of implementation, with zero tolerance for potential corruption.

The constructed apartments will become the property of the city's community and will be allocated among Chernihiv residents who lost their homes due to the Russian war.

Furthermore, the White House has announced a new aid package of $300 million to Ukraine. According to White House representative Sullivan, the new military aid package for Ukraine will include artillery shells and GMLRS rockets for the HIMARS system.

Moreover, the White House has urged the US Congress to swiftly pass legislation for funding to support Ukraine. Sullivan reiterated President Joe Biden's words, emphasizing the urgent need for assistance to Ukraine.

Additionally, Sweden has announced a new military aid package for Ukraine. According to Swedish Defense Minister Pål Jonson, the 15th aid package is seen as an important signal to Ukraine ahead of the anniversary of the war's onset, indicating continued Swedish support and signaling to Russia that Sweden will not abandon a country ravaged by war.

The new military aid package includes 10 combat boats, 20 group boats, as well as underwater armaments such as mines and torpedoes, totaling 1.1 billion Swedish kronor.