President of Ukraine

Thanks to the post-war reconstruction plan, state-of-the-art universities will appear in Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

19 May 2022 - 20:11

Thanks to the post-war reconstruction plan, state-of-the-art universities will appear in Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukraine's post-victory reconstruction plan will make it possible to build a new and modern European country, including educational infrastructure. This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during an online meeting with students and rectors of Ukrainian higher education institutions.

The video conference included broadcasts from Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kryvyi Rih, Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and Kyiv, during which students could ask the President their questions.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the plan to rebuild the country is a global program worth hundreds of billions of dollars, which will involve many countries.

"This is a big program, when every country in the world, our partners and friends will have patronage over a particular region or over a particular industry in our country. We will rebuild our country - modern, technological. This also applies to the field of education - we will completely restore the educational infrastructure. We will do everything for this. State-of-the-art universities will appear in our country," the President stressed, adding that the whole of Ukraine will have a different look.

According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the country's reconstruction plan will include the reconstruction of all infrastructure, including roads, bridges, medical and educational facilities, construction of temporary and permanent housing for people who have lost their homes and internally displaced persons, reconstruction of factories and strategic enterprises that have been destroyed or partially damaged.

He assured that after the deoccupation of Ukrainian territories, students and lecturers will be able to return to their native universities.

At the same time, the President noted that the state of infrastructure in the occupied territories, in particular in Mariupol, Berdyansk, Melitopol, etc., is still unknown.

"Mariupol is the heart that has been hit by many Russian bullets. The heart will definitely beat. We will definitely rebuild Mariupol - modern, completely new, technological. We will all be proud of it and remember the tragedy that happened to people. We will definitely remember the price at which the city of Mariupol was rebuilt and liberated," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

The Head of State also noted that the destroyed university in Kharkiv will be restored.

"We will build a strong country together. It's not just about the buildings, it's about who we are, what children you will raise and what kind of education they will get in such wonderful universities. And how they will treat our state," the President said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the whole cities will need reconstruction, so there will be enough work for everyone.

"It will really be at the level of a great national idea - to build the most powerful, most modern state. Of course, at our own expense, at the expense of our budget, we would never be able to do that. But today I personally and our team are working to unite not only the finances and specialists of other countries, but also to unite them with our specialists, students. This will be a new stage for the state," he said.