Thursday, May 29, 2008

EU/UN project on social development in rural areas launched in Rivne region

The EU/UN Community-oriented Local Development project launched in Rivne region (West Ukraine) enables to develop a social sphere of villages. Territorial communities of eight districts that won the right in the tender will implement the project.

Local authorities will be able to modernize feldsher-midwife stations, introduce energy efficient technologies, including through using heat sources, utilize wastes and pesticides, establish effective communal water-supply, and transport communication.

Each district is expected to implement five actions proposed, half of the budget of which (USD 50,000) is financed by international organizations, while the rest - local budgets and communities. The capability of the latter to become donors is one of the project's main conditions for receiving a grant. Rivne region is the pilot one in Ukraine. The project will be then spread on all the regions and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.