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Mariupol to allocate 800 million UAH to reduce the growth of tariffs for heating

20 July 2021, 16:21
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Society, Housing and Utilities Infrastructure

An investment plan has been developed in Mariupol, which will help to contain the rise in heating prices for city residents. The document provides a large-scale program for the modernization of networks and boiler houses. Mayor Vadym Boichenko spoke about this today at the Day of the Deputy.

‘This is a roadmap that will allow us to invest UAH 150 million annually over five years in the modernization of the Heating Network. Thus, we will be able to make the enterprise break-even, and residents will receive the lowest possible tariff based on the gas price,’ Vadym Boichenko said.

The Mayor explained that due to the rise in gas prices, the tariff for residents may increase by 70%. According to him, this is an unaffordable price for Mariupol residents. The adoption of the investment program will keep the tariff growth at 27%.

Due to the investments, it will be possible to carry out energy modernization measures. In particular, to unite boiler houses and to replace up to 80% of pipes in all districts of the city.

‘It is necessary that NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine and the Government support our initiative and investment package. Due to this, we will stop the explosive growth of the heating tariff and protect the residents of Mariupol,’ the Mayor said.