15 Dec 2022 15:24

U.S. donates special equipment, generators to Kiev - Mayor Klitschko

MOSCOW. Dec 15 (Interfax) - The United States government has donated four excavators and more than 130 generators to the Kievteploenergo municipal utility to operate at the boilers and heating stations in Kiev under the international technological assistance program as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Energy Security Project, Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko said.

"New JCB backhoe loaders will help emergency workers to rapidly remove damage to the heating networks and restore heating supply to Kiev residents. Modern excavators have already been delivered to the capital and will shortly be involved in the work," Ukrainian media quoted the mayor as saying in his post on social media.

He noted that 38 Kievteploenergo emergency teams were currently working in all the districts of the city. They fix 30-40 breakdowns in the heating networks every day.

The USAID-supplied diesel generators have been delivered to boilers, thermal power plants, heating plants, as well as for dispatching and communications needs.

Additionally, under the USAID Energy Security Project, 11 kilometers of damaged heating networks were replaced in Kiev this year. To this end, the U.S. government donated $1.3 million worth of pipes and equipment, making it possible to resume centralized heat supply to more than 20,000 Kiev residents.