Today, December 19, in Brussels First Vice
Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv
and Vice-President of the European Investment Bank Vazil Hudák signed a Memorandum of
understanding between the Government of Ukraine and the European Investment
The Memorandum is aimed to enhance cooperation with the EIB
and to implement relevant projects through 2017-2020 in following areas:
transport, energy, municipal and environmental infrastructure, education and
innovation, support for private sector development.
Now with the support of the EIB in Ukraine there have been implemented
11 projects, many of which are significant not for Ukraine alone but for the
whole European community. For instance, the Beskyd
tunnel, which is part of the 5th pan-European transport corridor, is being
constructed with the EIB co-financing.
Apart from that, members of the Ukrainian delegation signed
an Agreement on financing Project ‘Modernization of Ukrainian Railways’ and a
Financing Agreement for the Project ‘Higher education. Energy
Efficiency and Sustainable Development’.
“The Government is interested in the speedy implementation
of the financial agreement on the project ‘Higher education. Energy efficiency’,
which will allow higher educational institutions to ensure the efficient use of
energy through energy saving,” said Stepan Kubiv before the signing ceremony, adding he believes that
the signing of the Memorandum of understanding between the Government of
Ukraine and the EIB will lay the foundation for further efficient cooperation
between the parties.