Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Ukraine on the eve of G7 Summit for the first time in the history of Ukrainian-Japanese relations.
First of all, Japan will support Ukraine on its way of reforms, especially in economic, financial, energy and government administration spheres.
“If Ukraine continues the way towards reforms, we will support its efforts towards reforming of a wide range of sectors, including economy and finance, law, state administration, energy, etc.,” Shinzo Abe said.
Japan confirmed a provision of a JPY 108 billion (USD 1.1 billion) loan for the reconstruction of Bortnychi aeration station. Recently, on February 11, 2015 representatives of PJSC Kyivvodokanal (Kyiv) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said the signing of a loan agreement between the government of Ukraine and Japan as part of the reconstruction of Bortnychi aeration station was expected in early summer 2015. The cost of preparation work Ukraine is obliged to fulfill before the start of the realization of the project and the signing of the agreement is assessed at UAH 125 million, of which UAH 5 million would be meant for a fitting of the European project to the Japanese technology standards financed in 2014.
PHOTO:Bortnychi aeration station
As reports Press office of Presidentthe Japanese government and people conveyed over 1,500 modern ecologically safe cars with hybrid engines to the Ukrainian Ministry of the Interior in the framework of the Kyoto Protocol.
The Prime Minister of Japan expressed hope that those cars would become a symbol of Ukrainian road police and promote reform of the law enforcement system.
“Toyota Prius symbolizes Japanese energy saving technologies and is the most popular hybrid car in the world. In comparison to the cars used by the Ukrainian police before, these cars will reduce CO2 emission by 70%,” said the Prime Minister of Japan.
Besides, the parties have reached an agreement on the provision of loan by Japan for the development of clean technologies in the sphere of coal energy.
In addition, Ukraine and Japan will implement a number of steps to simplify the visa regime between the countries.