On the occasion of last Friday’s visit to Mykolaiv by the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Dan Jørgensen, a delegation of the EUACI took the night train to Mykolaiv. They met with the Danish minister who emphasized the importance of the work of the EUACI. In a meeting with the City Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych, the ongoing cooperation was discussed and new ideas came up.
In Mykolaiv, a seminar was held with speeches by the Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction Oleksandr Kubrakov, the Danish Minister Dan Jørgensen, Governor Vitalyi Kim, the Head of the Oblast Council Anna Zamazieieva and the City Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych. In his presentation, Mayor Sienkevych presented the different aspects of the EUACI’s engagement in Mykolaiv, highlighting the development of a digital module of damage assessment and efforts to improve the city administration’s handling and monitoring of international aid.
The City Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych: “It was not just a visit of partners, it was a visit of friends who are there for you in the darkest times. We highly appreciate the partnership with Denmark, and we will do our best to make it successful and contribute to the recovery of Mykolaiv. The key to this is efficient and transparent processes within the city. Due to the cooperation with the EUACI, we check all damaged objects through the municipal GIS module, and also a special procedure for monitoring international aid is established.”
The Head of the EUACI Allan Pagh Kristensen: “The ambition of the EUACI is to support the city of Mykolaiv to become the very best example of how to do recovery and reconstruction with respect for transparency, accountability and integrity. We will aim at developing best practices that can be replicated in other cities and linked with national initiatives”.