Skip to content
Business Company News

Mariupol Reborn One Year On: Major Progress in Developing Fast Recovery Plan and Long-Term Regeneration

SCM 3 mins read

KYIV, UKRAINE / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2023 / Mariupol Reborn has been running for a year, planning the regeneration of Ukraine's famous seaside city. With support from across Ukraine and Europe, including from the SCM Group, it has developed a fast recovery plan and a long-term vision. And, importantly, it is providing vital support for the people of Mariupol.

Four visions for Mariupol
Four visions for Mariupol

Tens of thousands of Mariupol residents were killed in the six weeks after the full-scale invasion in February 2022 as a direct consequence of Russian aggression. Hundreds of thousands of Mariupol residents have been displaced.

Vadym Boychenko, the mayor of Mariupol, said: "People are our greatest assets. Lost lives are our greatest pain. Mariupol's struggle will go down in history as an example of extraordinary heroism. They deserve the best home to return to and our goal is to create that. We know the government of Ukraine and our military will return Mariupol to Ukrainians. And when that happens, we will be ready to start work on Day One."

The Fast Recovery Plan will get the city running, prioritizing housing and utilities. The Russians have destroyed 90% of the city's infrastructure, half the apartment buildings, 15 hospitals, 63 schools and 40,000 houses have been damaged.

Mariupol Reborn has also started developing the city's long-term regeneration plan, working with Europe's leading architects, urban planners and experts in desovietization. The four visions are here.

Olexander Vyshniakov, director of Mariupol Reborn and Head of community development at Metinvest Holding, said, "Socially responsible businesses have a clear duty to support the communities they work in. That's why Rinat Akhmetov's SCM Group is Mariupol's main partner. The Group's businesses are also doing everything they can across Ukraine, providing employment and paying taxes, to maintain stability now and provide the platform for post-war development. Mariupol Reborn is a key part of our contribution to Ukraine's reconstruction."

Mariupol Reborn has widespread support, including USAID's Economic Support for Ukraine project. The SCM Group has allocated $1.5 million to fund nine programmes. These include the development of the visions, and offices in Lviv, Dnipro and Warsaw, where the project is gathering expertise and securing international partnerships.

Cities across Europe have already offered support, including Utrecht, Vilnius and Gdansk. This is important because Mariupol has a lot to learn, particularly from those that suffered destruction in previous wars.

Mariupol Reborn is also providing housing for displaced Mariupol people now. With financial support from the French government, the project has developed dormitories in Dnipro.

Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov said, "The Russian invasion has destroyed the lives of hundreds of thousands of peaceful Mariupol residents. And it has ended the lives of far too many: one was too many. Therefore, it is crucially important we do not leave people alone with their misfortune. That's why we must provide the people of Mariupol with homes, however temporary."

Contact Information:

Hanna Korotych
The SCM Group
+380 (97) 347 70 39

Charlie Pryor
+44 7958975667



View the original press release on

More from this category

  • Business Company News
  • 05/03/2024
  • 02:37

Trustifi Launches Geofencing Capabilities in Australia

Major cybersecurity provider's AI-powered software is now compliant with geofencing needs in Australia, opening new opportunities for global MSPsLAS VEGAS, NV / ACCESSWIRE / March 4, 2024 / Trustifi, the premier provider of AI- and cloud-based email cyber security solutions, announced that it is now able to "geofence" email data for its growing base of MSSP (managed security service provider) customers in Australia in accordance with nationwide compliance needs. This makes Trustifi's unique next-generation cybersecurity solutions more effective for a greater addressable market of businesses and MSSP partners in Australia, opening new opportunities for solution providers in this market to…

  • Business Company News, Human Resources
  • 04/03/2024
  • 17:09
Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric appoints Justine Cooper as VP, Human Resources for the Pacific Zone

Sydney, Australia- Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announce Justine Cooper in the position of Vice…

  • Contains:
  • Business Company News, Oil Mining Resources
  • 04/03/2024
  • 14:23

CIMIC’s Sedgman expands capability for energy transition with acquisition of Prudentia Engineering

Sedgman, a member of the CIMIC Group, has acquired engineering company Prudentia Engineering, expanding its presence in the growing chemical and energy industries which…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.