World Bank interested in continuing cooperation with Kyiv, implementation of investment programs – Kyiv Mayor
The issues of continuing cooperation of the World Bank with Kyiv city and the implementation of projects to develop transport infrastructure, logistics of urban transport operation, energy saving technologies were discussed by Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Vice President of the World Bank Cyril Muller at a meeting in Washington.
"We have jointly implemented projects and look forward to further cooperation. We need to continue updating and developing the transport infrastructure of Kyiv, implement new projects in the field of public transport, as well as projects of public private partnership," the press service of the Kyiv mayor reported on Thursday morning, citing Klitchko.
Muller said that the World Bank has a positive experience of cooperation with Kyiv and is committed to the further implementation of investment programs.
"Today, the bank's experts prepare recommendations on the logistics of urban transport, in particular, the bus traffic, and in three months they will present their developments in Kyiv. The bank is also interested in the successful implementation of the public private partnership project for the construction of a modern hospital in Kyiv. Its implementation was started with support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC)," the Vice President of the World Bank said.
At the same time, Klitchko met with American politicians in Washington, Director of Office of Eastern European Affairs of the U.S. Department of State Jorgen Andrews, Congressmen David Price and Peter Roskam, as well as experts from the American think tank Marshall Fund.
"At all the meetings we talked about the processes taking place in Ukraine, about what we need to focus on in order to achieve progress in the reforms. I stressed that we need further support, because it would be too difficult for Ukraine without the support of those countries that want to see it as a democratic, developed and European country. The fight against corruption, which is a great challenge for Ukraine and hinders further reforms and reforms, was discussed. I hope the Verkhovna Rada adopts the law on the anti-corruption court, which is expected today by all partners who support and help Ukraine," Klitschko said.
In addition, the mayor of Kyiv spoke about the need to strengthen sanctions against Russia.
"We understand that sanctions have a powerful effect, we need to unite the efforts of as many countries as possible," Klitschko said.