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Finland joins the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region

Finland will participate in the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said so in a Telegram after a video call with Finnish Ambassador to Ukraine Paivi Laine, reports Ukrinform.

“We agreed on the details, in particular Finland’s participation in the reconstruction of the Chernihiv region. […] Finland sincerely wishes to help the Chernihiv region. The government and private companies are working on it. We are ready to provide our partners with all the necessary information about the objects to be reconstructed. First of all, these are residential houses, schools, hospitals and public networks,” Tymoshenko said.

He specified that the Chernihiv region needs the rapid restoration of more than 4,479 residential buildings – 1,029 apartment buildings and 3,231 private houses.

Tymoshenko presented Laine with a plan for building housing for displaced people. According to Tymoshenko, this plan was developed in collaboration with several well-known architectural offices, and the relevant documentation has already been prepared.

It foresees the construction of five-storey residential buildings within five to six months in 16 regions of Ukraine – 2,000 apartments in each region.

“The cost of them, including all furniture and equipment, will be about $7,000 per square meter. After the territories are cleared and the housing stock is rebuilt, people will be able to return to their homes, and these apartments will be handed over to soldiers, doctors and police,” he added.

He thanked the friends of Ukraine for their joint work on state reconstruction.

Ukrainian armed forces liberated the Chernihiv region from Russian invaders in April.