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Ukraine signs $1.5 billion loan agreements with World Bank

May 26, 2014, 17:16 UTC+3 KIEV

The Ukrainian government says the first loan of $750 million will be spent on “the budget support”

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KIEV, May 26. /ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian government has signed loan agreements worth a total of $1.48 billion with the World Bank on Monday to finance three new projects in the country.

“The package of three new projects is part of the total volume of aid to Ukraine announced by World Bank Group in March this year,” the Ukrainian government’s press office reported.

“This aid worth a total of $3.5 billion is expected to be delivered to Ukraine until the end of 2014,” the press office said.

The first loan of $750 million will be spent on “the budget support,” the Ukrainian government said.

“Also, municipal heat and power companies in ten cities will receive $382 million as part of a project to raise energy efficiency,” the press office said. The remaining $350 million will be provided to ten water supply enterprises and one waste disposal company, the government said.

On Ukraine’s behalf, the document was signed by parliament-appointed Vice-Premier Volodymyr Groisman, Economic Development Minister Pavlo Sheremeta and Finance Minister Oleksandr Shlapak. On the World Bank’s behalf, the document was signed by World Bank Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Fan Qimiao.

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