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It will take over 20 years to fully restore Mariupol – mayor

6 November, 2023 Monday
16:00

The mayor of Mariupol, Vadym Boychenko, stated that it will take 20 years to fully restore the city to its pre-invasion condition

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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.

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