First delivery to Ukraine

Solidarity partnership Oldenburg Ostfriesischer Wasserverband - Chernihiv Vodokanal - Miskvodokanal

Photo: Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband

This week, the first transport with urgently needed material started to our partners in Ukraine. Among them was a camera truck for the inspection of damaged sewers as well as laboratory equipment, which was brought on its way to Sumy. For our colleagues in Chernihiv, three drinking water pumps as well as suitable piping and control cabinet equipment were on board. The delivery was only possible thanks to funding within the framework of a pilot project. The pilot project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and has been implemented since July 2019 as a cooperation project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW). The operator platform is developed and implemented in cooperation with the Association of Municipal Enterprises (VKU) and the German Water Partnership (GWP). This also includes the solidarity partnership with the cities of Chernihiv and Sumy.

The project manager of the solidarity partnership with the utilities and waste management companies in Ukraine is Tammo Janßen. He is pleased that the necessary goods are now on their way: "When you see the conditions under which the colleagues on site work, it's a good feeling to be able to support them in a targeted way." Together with waterworks manager Karsten Schröder and the driver of the transport company, he was present when the material was loaded. Regional manager Olaf Sonnenschein, who accompanies the project from a technical perspective, also has a large share in the success of the transport.

Tammo Janssen, OOWV

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