Supply of generators ensures sustained access to critical services
UNDP and Denmark transfer 182 generators to communities in Mykolaiv Oblast to support electricity supply
August 3, 2023
Mykolaiv, 3 August 2023 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine and the Government of Denmark procured 182 generators worth more than US$220 000 (over 8 million UAH) to support the supply of electricity in Mykolaiv Oblast.
The purchase of generators will cater for the needs of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES), the National Police of Ukraine (NPU), courts, educational institutions, public organizations, local self-government bodies, and social and medical facilities in Mykolaiv Oblast. All generators will be delivered to partners by the end of August.
Denmark and UNDP have been longstanding strategic partners in promoting sustainable and inclusive development initiatives in Ukraine. In response to the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, Denmark and UNDP have joined forces to assist the affected communities in Mykolaiv Oblast. The current collaboration focuses on ensuring the continuous functioning of infrastructure, critical services, and social institutions, which have been hampered by frequent shelling and attacks, and cannot work at full capacity.
Jens Martin Alsbirk, Chargé d’Affaires of the Kingdom of Denmark in Ukraine, reiterated Denmark’s unwavering support for the people of Ukraine and the commitment to continue contributing to the reconstruction of war-torn communities, particularly in Mykolaiv Oblast. “We are determined to assist Ukraine to overcome this challenging period together, including ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply and access to basic services,” he said.
Jaco Cilliers, UNDP Resident Representative to Ukraine, stressed the significance of maintaining uninterrupted electricity supply in Mykolaiv Oblast for the recovery of communities, emphasizing that it cannot be delayed until the war concludes. “At UNDP, we firmly believe that, despite the ongoing war, Ukrainians should have access to a broad range of services,” he said. “Therefore, in collaboration with our partners from the Government of Denmark, we are actively implementing solutions to support the functioning of the damaged infrastructure.”
The transfer was performed within the framework of the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme (UNRPP).
Four United Nations agencies are implementing the UN RPP: UNDP, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Eleven international partners support the UN RPP: the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and the governments of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
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