Ambassador Sumi visited sites in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions being renovated under UNDP and UNICEF projects financed by Japan

2016/8/30
  On August 29-30 the Ambassador of Japan Shigeki Sumi visited the sites of projects implemented with the financial support of Japan within the framework of UNDP and UNICEF programmes for the post-conflict recovery of eastern regions. Ambassador Sumi inspected a post office and Municipal Kindergarten No. 43 in Mykolayivka, Donetsk Region, an art café and a shop for repairing and restoring pillows, Kreminna Water Pumping Station and Lysychansk Municipal School No. 8 in Luhansk Region. A lot of people living in the area, including IDPs, will benefit from the assistance provided for the restoration of facilities damaged during the armed conflict and support for the business startups of IDPs.
  During the visit Ambassador Sumi also participated in the ceremony of laying the Alley of Friendship between Japan and Mykolayivka. The local hospital and a post office were renovated with the financial support of Japan, and the local community decided to lay the Alley of Friendship in their town to express their gratitude to the people of Japan. Please find photos below of all the facilities visited.


1. Visit to post office in Mykolayivka

Head of Donetsk Regional Administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi (L) and Ambassador Sumi (3rd from right) cutting the ribbon


Ambassador Sumi writing postcards to be the first sent from the newly-renovated post office

 
2. Ceremony of laying the Alley of Friendship

Ambassador Sumi (3rd from left) delivering his speech during the ceremony


With the residents of Mykolayivka

 
3. Visit to an art café and a cleaning shop in Kreminna

Visit to a café opened with financial support from Japan


Visit to a cleaning shop opened with financial support from Japan

 
4. Visit to Kreminna Water Pumping Station in Luhansk Region

Inspecting a facility renovated with financial support from Japan


Inspecting a facility renovated with financial support from Japan

 
5. Visit to Lysychansk Municipal School No. 8

With students and teachers


Welcoming performance

 
6. Visit to Kreminna Municipal School No. 2

Welcoming performance


With students and teachers

 
7. Visit to Mykolayivka Municipal Kindergarten No. 43

Ambassador Sumi handing out presents to children


Welcoming performance