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Ukraine's reconstruction bill grows to $411bn - Shmyhal

The government's five priorities for 2023 are energy infrastructure, housing, critical infrastructure, economy, and humanitarian demining.

Ukraine's reconstruction bill grows to $411bn - Shmyhal
Photo: Denys Shmyhal's press service

The government and the World Bank have presented an updated Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment (RDNA2), according to which Ukraine's reconstruction needs have increased to $411 billion, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said on Telegram.

"Conducting the second stage of RDNA2 is an important element in Ukraine's recovery strategy. Energy infrastructure, housing, critical infrastructure, economy and humanitarian demining are our five priorities for this year. Part of the reconstruction work has already been done, and I am grateful to our partners from the EU, the USA and the World Bank for this," he said.

According to Shmyhal, the amount of damage and reconstruction needs does not yet include data on the loss of infrastructure, housing and business in the occupied territories.

"When the defenсe forces liberate them, we expect that the data will be updated, and the government will immediately begin reconstruction work in these territories," Shmyhal said.

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