Ukraine needs to enhance its energy independence, and a large-scale program of thermal modernization of residential and communal buildings should be among the steps to achieve it. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a press marathon "30 questions to the President of Ukraine".
"We now have the number one challenge - the question of 2025, when the contract for gas transit expires. I think this will be a difficult moment. I believe that we must quickly implement the reform of thermal modernization," the President said.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, specialists in the President's Office and the Ministry of Economy are currently working on developing a program of thermal modernization and energy efficiency.
"The reform of thermal modernization of all multi-storey buildings will cost the state 300 billion hryvnias," said the President.
He noted that the program will begin next year - as a pilot project thermal modernization of a large number of high-rise buildings will be carried out and their gas consumption will be halved.
The President stressed that in the next three years it is planned to attract UAH 100 billion to implement this reform.
"If we move with the team the way we move with the roads, we must write down this scenario not for ten, but for five years," the President stressed.