13:27 Jun. 25, 2016
Experts evaluate Ukraine will have to spend a quarter of its current GDP to rebuild war-torn east
About USD 15 billion is needed to restore the infrastructure of Donbas, ruined by the military action. This is according to Ukraine's Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Hennadiy Zubko.
"Unfortunately, the eastern part of our country was directly affected by war. The estimated cost of restoring the damaged infrastructure, businesses and houses will amount to USD 15 billion,"- the minister stressed.
Earlier this year Ukraine's president enacted the bill, which would allow to allocate about UAH 3 billion [USD 120 mln] for the restoration of Donbas.
Poroshenko noted that the funds would be used primarily for the repair and reconstruction of 20 schools, construction and restoration of 23 clinics and 29 kindergartens. The total project cost for the repair and reconstruction of social facilities will be more than UAH 1 billion [USD 4 million]. Much attention will be given to facilities of water supply and sewage – the funding of 113 such facilities is provided.