Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko called on the Mayors of 15 European cities to help bring in businesses who will participate in strategically important projects for Kyiv.
The main areas Klitschko is calling for is in particular, the field of medicine and rehabilitation, energy, environmental and civil security.
The press service of the city council said, “Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko, together with Brussels Mayor Philippe Close, talked online from Kyiv with the mayors of 15 European cities that signed the joint Declaration of Understanding in Support of Reconstruction and Sustainable Development of Kyiv in November last year, according to the statement on the website of Kyiv City Council posted on Thursday.
“During today’s online meeting, we discussed projects for the implementation of which Kyiv needs international support,” the press service quoted Klitschko as saying.
He said that Kyiv will direct significant funds from the city budget to finance critical infrastructure projects, especially for construction and repair works.
The main priorities of the authorities in Kyiv are for the rehabilitation of victims of the war, development of medicine, energy and environmental security, civil protection of the population, education, municipal services.
He said, “In particular, among the projects, the implementation of which is very important today, is the creation of a modern center for the rehabilitation of war victims on the basis of the capital’s medical institution and the training of highly qualified specialists in the sports rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.”
The focus of the authorities in Ukraine‘s capital is also “the creation of a modern rehabilitation center to provide social and rehabilitation services to Kyiv residents with disabilities, children’s health improvement, improvement of medical care for bone marrow transplantation, creation of a skin cultivation laboratory.
“We also care about the safety of the population, we are working on modernization warning systems.
“The rolling stock of public transport and municipal equipment in Kyiv also needs to be upgraded.”
He added, “I want to emphasise: we are not asking for funds, we are not talking about the amounts of money that we need. We are talking about specific substantive assistance, which you will send, and you will control its use and application.”