Bank Group Contribution
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) contributed a US$140 million loan. A key development partner is the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), which has provided SKr 35,844,217 (an equivalent of about US$5.5 million) in support of institutional strengthening and energy efficiency under the UIP.
Key partners include: (i) the Ministry for Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services, which is the lead partner responsible for overall project implementation; (ii) the municipal authorities of Odessa, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Chernihiv, which have regional Project Management Units responsible for the implementation of investment subprojects in their respective cities; and (iii) municipal water and sanitation utilities in all 14 participating cities.
Based on satisfactory progress on the project development objectives and on the solid capacity for project implementation developed within the line ministry, the World Bank is currently preparing a follow-up project. The Second Urban Infrastructure Project is currently being developed in the amount of up to US$350 million to continue financing water and sanitation investment needs in a number of Ukrainian cities and to assist in strengthening the capacity of municipal service providers.
Ukraine's Urban Infrastructure Project covers the upgrade of water utilities in 14 cities across the country. It reaches 4 million Ukrainians, who now have better access to clean, safe, reliable water.