France has agreed to allocate about EUR 80 million for the reconstruction of Popasna Regional Water Utility in Luhansk region, according the press service of Luhansk Regional State Administration.
“We have some good news. France agreed to finance this project and allocate almost EUR 80 million. The French company will carry out all the work. I provided some suggestions from our side, namely to include into the list of works the treatment facilities in Zolote that filter mine water. After high-quality and modern treatment, this water will be one of the purest in Luhansk region,” Luhansk RSA Head Serhii Haidai said.
According to him, about 30 percent of the work, at his request, will be performed by Ukrainian contractors.
Haidai also noted that, together with Vice Prime Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, they recently held negotiations with the French ambassador to Ukraine regarding the financing of the project after a months-long break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
He assured that agreement had already been reached, and in a month all the constituent documents would be signed.