Kryvyi Rih continues effective work with foreign partners to attract European grants for the city's development

In the Inhulets district, new owners, families from the East of Ukraine, moved to the dormitory after capital repairs in the housing estate at 25 Katkov street. Housing for IDPs was renovated in cooperation with the city and the Ukrainian Social Investment Fund (UFSI), with the support of the German Development Bank KfW.

Mayor Kostiantyn Pavlov congratulated the "new Kryvyi Rih residents" on their new home and handed over warrants and keys to 17 apartments.

"Kryvyi Rih is a hospitable city, not in words, but deeds. When people from the eastern regions of Ukraine suffered from a disaster, we started providing them with all possible assistance from the first days. This work has not stopped for a day and continues today. The "holiday" may sound pretentious, but it is the right to assess their feelings when our "new local residents" receive the keys to comfortable housing? We have taken another step, realising the desire of migrants to have decent and comfortable living conditions, " Mayor Kostiantyn Pavlov said.

In the dormitory on the 1st floor, all non-residential premises for social housing for internally displaced persons have been replanned and overhauled. Two of the 17 apartments are specially equipped for people with limited mobility. The new homes have plumbing, showers, kitchen furniture and accessories, washing machines. The doors to the entrance are equipped with a ramp.

“We are grateful to the city for the warm welcome and hospitality. I have been living in Kryvyi Rih with my sick mother and three children since 2014. Yes, it was not easy to survive the move from Makiivka and start a new life in Kryvyi Rih. We became stronger, both morally and physically. The war has hardened us. Thanks to the support and help of all concerned people, we will live in a wonderful, new home. The sons will get separate rooms, I will find a job, and we will live on,” Yulia, a mother of many children, said.

“I want to note that the UFSI "account" has more than one investment project in our city. Additionally, it is planned to carry out repair work in the kindergarten №255, located near the dormitory, on the street. Katkova, 53. I am sure that the implementation of this project will allow 120 children of the Inhulets housing estate to receive preschool education in more comfortable conditions. Also, within the framework of the Memorandum of Cooperation, the Fund and the city started the implementation of projects to improve the conditions of primary health care in 2 outpatient clinics of the primary care centre №5 and №7 in Dovhyntsiivskyi and Inhulets districts. Performance of works will let improve service conditions of about 30 thousand Kryvyi Rih residents. I hope that all plans will be implemented, “ Kostiantyn Pavlov stressed.


Kryvyi Rih started participation in the project titled “Promoting the development of social infrastructure. UFSI VI”. It was funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The purpose of this project is to create housing for temporarily displaced persons and repair social facilities such as schools and kindergartens. 9 cities from the Dnipropetrovsk region took part in the competition of subprojects. Grants, amounting to 450 thousand euros, were received by Kryvyi Rih and Pershotravensk.  Ehidia-Centre non-governmental organisation (headed by Nataliia Patrusheva) did a lot of work to receive grant assistance.