It will take over 20 years to fully restore Mariupol – mayor
The mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, stated that it will take 20 years to fully restore the city to its pre-invasion condition
This information was provided by the Mariupol City Council.
“The restoration plan for Mariupol, known as Mariupol Reborn, consists of two parts. The rapid action plan involves 154 projects to be completed within 2 years. To fully recover the city to its pre-war population and state, it is estimated to take 20 years,” as per Boychenko.
The mayor emphasized that this complete recovery encompasses more than just repairing the damage caused by the occupation; it also involves the creation of a new, modern city with a new economic model.
Boychenko stated that $14.5 billion is required for the city's reconstruction. The city council has already reached out to European partners who will assist in determining the specific timelines and costs.
Boychenko also mentioned that there is growing international support for the reconstruction of Mariupol following liberation. European cities are sharing their experiences of post-World War II recovery to aid in the process.
- Previously, Petro Andryushchenko, an advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, revealed that the occupiers were causing destruction in the city's historical areas and disassembling buildings. He estimated that by the end of the year, approximately 500 high-rise buildings in the city would be dismantled by the occupiers.