Latvian government approves 3 million euros in aid for Chernihiv, Ukraine

On June 1, 2023, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposals prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Latvia's involvement in the reconstruction of Ukraine in 2023, setting out specific support measures for the reconstruction of Chernihiv Oblast.

According to a government press release it is planned that Latvia will provide support for the reconstruction of the social infrastructure of Chernihiv Oblast – educational institutions, health care facilities – to facilitate the return of the population and the continuity of economic activities. The projects already launched in 2022 will also be continued.

The projects include the establishment of two women's support centres in Chernihiv Oblast and support for housing rehabilitation in the village of Yahidne in Chernihiv Oblast. Given that Ukrainian officials have requested support for the development of a reconstruction plan for Chernihiv Oblast, appropriate Latvian experts will be involved in both the planning and supervision of the reconstruction process.

In 2023, support will be provided in close cooperation with Ukrainian partners and in line with the needs identified by Ukrainian officials. In 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to reallocate EUR 3 103 300 for its involvement in Ukraine's reconstruction, of which EUR 3 000 000 will be allocated for the reconstruction of Chernihiv Oblast, and EUR 103 300 for the deployment of a Latvian expert to the European Commission to work on reconstruction issues.

The Ministry of Economics will prepare an information report by 30 June 2023 with more detailed information, including the involvement of Latvian entrepreneurs in the reconstruction of Ukraine.


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