"I would like to thank the Government of Japan represented by the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine. We know firsthand that Japanese technology is one of the most advanced and Japanese quality is one of the best. We hope that using these contacts, technology and equipment to be given, we will be able to restore effectiveness of almost 100% worn equipment of the BAS. And soon the inhabitants of the surrounding areas, including the Kharkivsky area will be saved form the discomfort associated with the proximity of the sewage treatment plants. This is one of the top priorities of the new Kyiv authorities. I am sure that soon we will be able to solve this problem with the help of reliable partners, the Government of Japan," UDAR leader said.
He also noted that German companies would introduce modern water treatment technologies in the capital, so that Kyiv residents receive drinking water from taps. "Many Kyivans complain about the water quality. Everyone knows that one cannot drink water from the tap. Unfortunately, Kyiv is the only European capital where water is purified with poisonous chlorine. Germans are ready to introduce modern water treatment technology. Our task is supply city residents with tap drinking water, as it is in Europe," Klitschko underlined.
The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Toichi Sakata, First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Vitali Yarema and Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman.
The meeting participants had a tour around the BSA, learned the technology of wastewater treatment and as facilities conditions.
As previously reported, Japanese government was intended to allocate $1 billion for the BAS reconstruction project. The loan would be provided for 40 years with an interest rate 0.1% per annum.