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    Finland supports energy supply to schools, early education centres and hospitals in Ukraine


    December 8, 2022 - STT Info Press Releases

     

      Finland will grant EUR 4.5 million in additional support to help Ukraine’s energy sector. The support will be used to address acute energy needs in schools, early education centres and hospitals and to develop the country’s energy efficiency in the longer term.

      Russia has been attacking Ukraine’s energy infrastructure during the autumn and early winter, destroying about 40 per cent of the infrastructure.

      “Ukraine’s most urgent needs are now associated with securing housing and energy supply. Finland’s additional support will make life easier for ordinary people and help them prepare for winter,” says Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari.

      Finland will be allocating EUR 4.5 million in additional support through the Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). Since 2010, the E5P has been supporting local government projects in the fields of energy efficiency and energy security. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, E5P projects have been adapted to better meet the urgent needs created by the war.

      Finland’s additional support will be used to secure energy supply in schools, early education centres and hospitals, among other things. Back-up generators will be supplied to 24 schools and early education centres and to their bomb shelters in the city of Dnipro with nearly one million inhabitants to ensure they have heating and lighting during power cuts. In Kyiv, the energy performance of schools and early education centres will be improved to help stabilise the city’s energy supply situation.

      “In addition, we will be working to improve Ukraine’s energy efficiency, for example, by developing district heating, waste management and energy-efficient public transport,” Minister Skinnari says.

      Ukraine is one of the most energy-intensive countries per capita, and it needs significant investments to modernise its infrastructure, to increase its energy efficiency and to promote the use of renewable energy sources.

      Finland has been supporting the E5P of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on a long-term basis since the fund was founded. Besides Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova will receive EUR 400,000 each from Finland’s support to E5P.

      In addition to the support channelled through the E5P, Finland is preparing to support Ukrainian local governments in planning and implementing a sustainable recovery of the energy sector and in repairing war damage.

      Inquiries

      Emmi Mäkelä, Special Adviser to the Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, tel. +358 50 473 6694

      Matti Väänänen, Senior Adviser and Team Leader, Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, tel. +358 295 350 702

      The email addresses of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are in the format firstname.lastname@formin.fi.

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