Ukraine implemented 522 donor assistance projects worth $5.9 bln in H1 2019

Ukraine implemented 522 donor assistance projects worth $5.9 bln in H1 2019

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In the first half of 2019, 522 donor assistance projects worth $5.9 billion were implemented in Ukraine, according to the Economic Development Ministry.

"In the first half of 2019, 522 International Technical Assistance projects for a total sum of $5.9 billion were implemented in Ukraine (including 10 projects worth $2.4 billion funded from the Chernobyl Shelter Fund and Nuclear Safety Account). For comparison, in the relevant period in 2018, 477 projects worth $4.9 billion were implemented in Ukraine," reads the report.

In the first half of 2019, the largest donors for Ukraine were: the United States - over $2.2 billion, the EU - $ 470 million, Germany - $345 million, Canada - $141 million.

As to the spheres of assistance projects, the largest funding was directed to: nuclear security - $2.6 billion (45%), national security and defense - $1.4 billion (24%), government and civil society - $447 million (8%), Donbas reconstruction and support for internally displaced persons - $364 million (6%).

In addition, in the reporting period, three contracts were signed with the Government of China for the supply of medical equipment to seven hospitals, 50 rescue vehicles for the State Emergency Service and 200 million yuan (about $30 million); four agreements with the U.S. Government for $88 million; five agreements with the European Commission to finance programs worth EUR 126.9 million; one treaty with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) for the sum of $350 thousand.

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