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Germany gives Ukraine 700,000 euros to restore internet access

7 November, 2023 Tuesday
15:15

Germany has granted Ukraine 700,000 euros to restore internet access in areas that have been liberated from occupation

This funding was confirmed by Mykhailo Fedorov, the head of the Ministry of Digital Transformation.

“Under the ReACT4UA/EU4Business program, Ukraine is partnering with the German government to support local telecom companies. The primary objective is to rebuild the internet infrastructure in recently de-occupied regions, allowing Ukrainians to connect with their families, work, and study online,” he stated. 

The total budget for this initiative is 700,000 euros. Approximately 70 telecom companies located in various regions, including Kyiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, and Luhansk, will receive grants of up to 10,000 euros each.

The grant funds can be used for the following purposes:

  • Procuring equipment and materials.
  • Covering electricity expenses.
  • Paying for rent.
  • Other operational costs to maintain networks.
  • Salaries for employees involved in the restoration efforts.

Mykhailo Fedorov expressed gratitude to the German government, as well as to European partners from the ReACT4UA/EU4Business international cooperation program, GIZ, and BRDO for their assistance in reviving Ukraine's telecommunications infrastructure.

Applications for this grant can be submitted via the provided link until November 30.

  • In related news, it was previously announced that the German government will contribute 54.3 million euros to the Energy Support Fund of Ukraine.
  • Germany has also increased its support for Ukraine's critical energy infrastructure by allocating an additional 195 million euros for the winter season.
     
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