At a meeting of the Government members of the Cabinet have agreed on some issues as to the preparation of the project of reconstruction of buildings of wastewater sewage and building production lines for processing and disposal of sludge of WWTP Bortnicheskoy. The Cabinet of Ministers has adopted a relevant resolution on 23 April. It also considered and approved a draft letter of the Ukrainian Government to the Government of Japan concerning further cooperation on the project of repairs WWTP Bortnicheskoy.
Relevant decisions were preceded by a series of bilateral meetings between Ukrainian and Japanese sides in which the relevant intention of cooperation was declared, and its terms were agreed. In particular, First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitalii Yarema and Vice Prime Minister – Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utility of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman met with Director-General of the Middle East and Europe Department of Japan International Cooperation Agency Mr. Shinichi Yamanaka, they discussed the project of reconstruction of wastewater treatment facilities and sewage construction process line for processing and disposal of sludge of Bortnicheskoy WWTP.
Mr. Shinichi Yamanaka thanked the officials for their cooperation in the project of reconstruction Bortnicheskoy WWTP. He said that the Japanese side has held several meetings with representatives of relevant ministries and agencies involved in the project, and the Prime Minister of Japan at the G7 summit informed the international community that the Government of Japan intended to finance the project worth ¥110 billion, which is equivalent to $ 1.1 billion. The Director-General of the Middle East and Europe Department of Japan International Cooperation Agency emphasized that loan conditions are very interesting and profitable for the Ukrainian side, including credit granted for 40 years at 0.1 per cent and with the possibility of deferred payment for 10 years. In addition, the conditions of the loan also provide for the use of the newest Japanese technology and equipment.
First Vice Prime Minister Vitalii Yarema has assured the Japanese side that the Ukrainian Government will be to assist the project.
According to Vitalii Yarema, the Ukrainian side is extremely interested in the program of complex reconstruction of Bortnicheskoy WWTP, thus, will do its best to implement it as soon as possible.
In turn, Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman informed that a number of meetings have been already held with all stakeholders and "clearly defined steps that we have to make in order to approximate the implementation of the project." "We believe that this project is very interesting. We understand the responsibility that lies on the Ukrainian side and assure that the Ministry for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utility is and will be a reliable partner for its implementation", he added.