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Ukrainian students and young scientists will be united for the implementation of the projects, which are devoted to restore regions (which were destroyed by war). They will help IDPs to adapt to the new place of residence. Community initiative «Restoring Donbas» presented the series of contests.
Taking into account the scale of destruction in two Eastern regions, the first competition called “Restore Donbas together” was announced among young architects and designers. There are five categories: housing for IDPs, cultural facilities, health care facilities, educational facilities and a residential house for a large family / children’s homes of family type.
The winning projects will be determined in each category. The authors will receive a prize of UAH 10 thousand plus two special prizes. The most interesting works will be offered to the authorities and investors on Ukrainian territories of Donbas in order to implement these projects. A database of such projects will be the foundation for large-scale construction in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
Elena Petryaeva – the head of community initiative «Restoring Donbas» – commented the launch of the competition: «During the year of hostilities, state efforts on the issue of reconstruction in the region is ineffective». Plethora objects are still destroyed in the North of Donetsk region (including Slavyansk and Semenovka), where the military actions have been stopped. Housing for IDPs is still an open question.
“In this situation, we have to involve voluntary organizations, foundations and private investors into restoring of the region. Accumulated problems can be solved only by effective public-private partnership, including community,”- said Petryaeva.
Applications for participation in the competition can be submitted until October 30, and the projects (both individual and collective) – till November 30. More details about the contest you can find at restoring-donbass.com, “Our projects” sector.
Let us remind, in August 2015 the Cabinet of Ministers has allocated UAH 4.1 mln. for the work of the State Agency for the Reconstruction of Donbas. In September the press-service of Ministry of regional development stated that UAH 647 million will be allocated for restoring of communal and social infrastructure of Donetsk and Luhansk regions current year.
Meanwhile, according to the monitoring of community initiative “Restoring Donbas”, more than two thousand apartment buildings were damaged during the hostilities in Donetsk. More than 15 out of them were completely destroyed. Concerning the private sector of the city, more than 4.5 thousand houses were damaged and more than 500 houses were destroyed. More than 200 schools and kindergartens, 60 medical institutions were damaged due to the shelling.
The restoring-donbass.com website - is an interactive platform, which was created by the "Restoring Donbas" community initiative of Oleksandr Klymenko. The latest news, blogs and analysis, background information and useful ads for IDPs and Donbas residents are available on the website.
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