2 Feb 2023 13:25

Japan allocates extra $170 mln for Ukraine's recovery

MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) - The Japanese government in 2023 will allocate an additional $170 million to help finance emergency recovery projects in Ukraine, including repairs of the country's critical infrastructure, on top of the $95 million already provided since the beginning of the year, Ukrainian media said, citing the website of the Ministry for Recovery.

"The absolute priority at this stage of reconstruction is to restore the critical infrastructure necessary to meet the basic needs of citizens. This is a necessary step to help Ukrainians return to their homes and support the regions' economic development," the press release quoted Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Recovery Alexander Kubrakov as saying.

As part of this aid package, Japanese partners will provide goods and services that are key to reconstruction efforts, it said. Ukraine will receive these funds as part of a grant agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Kubrakov also thanked the partners for their support, which he described as extremely valuable and necessary.

As reported, the Japanese government disbursed $95 million to Ukraine via the United Nations Development Program under a partnership agreement.