The urgency and acuteness of rebuilding infrastructure, in particular critical and residential, is directly proportional to the change in street temperature. With the onset of cold weather, the issues related to the objects of community foundations affected by Russia's invasion of Ukraine have become more heated in the society.
According to the latest World Bank research report, officially presented by the head of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov, the damage caused by the Russian aggression reaches $26.1 billion. The need for restoration is $73.8 billion. These calculations were made jointly with the World Bank and are based on their methodology. The Government of Ukraine, in particular the Ministry of Infrastructure, the European Commission and other interested international partners also participated in the preparation of the report.
Thus, the "Ukraine Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment" (RDNA) allows to clarify the assessment of damage, losses and identify priority needs.
Presenting the report, Alexander Kubrakov noted: "According to the study, for us, of course, it is the restoration of transport links with all liberated cities and regions, the uninterrupted operation of the railway, land and sea transport corridors for the needs of the national economy and the world.
In addition, we are creating a systematic basis for this report to be practically useful. In August, we launched the Register of Damaged and Destroyed Property, which collects information on the losses of all infrastructure - transport, residential, industrial, etc.
I am grateful to my colleagues from the World Bank, the Government and international partners for their fruitful cooperation in the preparation of this report. I am confident that this is only the beginning of our systematic cooperation in the reconstruction of Ukraine".
In addition, the Ministry already has a clear priority for the restoration of critical infrastructure, divided into specific stages:
1st: restore the basic functionality of the logistics network (roads, bridges, railways and air transport) to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid and support reconstruction activities in other sectors and industries;
2nd: strengthen road and rail links with the EU to facilitate Ukraine's economic integration and interaction with the EU single market;
3rd: to upgrade outdated networks in accordance with EU standards concerning safety and quality of services.
In an interview with the Voice of America, the Minister spoke about the priorities in the process of rebuilding the Ukrainian infrastructure and noted that despite the difficulties, the society will have extraordinary inspiration and desire to rebuild and build a normal country.
Ukrainian experts estimate the damage caused to the Ukrainian infrastructure by Russia at $95 billion. However, the figures will change, as it is currently impossible to qualitatively assess the degree of destruction in the frontline or temporarily occupied settlements.
For effective and rapid reconstruction, two factors are important: financial resources and project implementation procedures.
Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine:
"The bulk of the destruction is still housing, apartment and private houses. In addition, these are social facilities, hospitals, hospitals, etc. The transport infrastructure probably accounts for 30% of the total amount of damage that we already have. All this can be completed in a maximum of two years. The question is different. The first and most important thing is financial resources. Financing should be clear, rhythmic and transparent. The second is the question of procedures, how it will happen. After all, the main problem we have been struggling with before is complicated long procurements, appeals to the Antimonopoly Committee and litigation."
Fundraising is one of the priority activities of the League of Renewal of Ukraine. The main mission of ONOVA is to rebuild Ukraine and bring it to a new level of life through effective methods of modernization and introduction of innovative technologies. To do this, we are already recording the destruction, identifying needs, looking for partners and donors, rebuilding and renovating, taking into account measures to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, introducing modern environmental safety standards of the EU in Ukraine.