Zaporizka oblast is located on southeastern part of Ukraine. It borders with such regions as Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk and Kherson. It has also access to Sea of Azov. Zaporizhia region territory occupies 4.5% of the total area of Ukraine with a population of about 1.77 mln. About 77% of the region population lives in cities and towns.
Zaporizka oblast includes 20 rayons, 14 cities, 22 urban villages, 914 villages.
The largest cities and towns of the region are Zaporizhia, Berdiansk, Enerhodar and Melitopol.
Zaporizhia region is an important part of Ukraine's industry and agriculture. In the structure of industrial production the most important are metallurgy, electric power, machine building and metal-working, ferrous metallurgy. The region also produces a quarter of all the country's electricity. Its agricultural sector is also developed due to holding 5.4% of the total arable lands of Ukraine.
The EU/UNDP CBA Project Implementation in Zaporizka Oblast
Implementation of the first phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project commenced in Zaporizky region during August 2008. First phase was succeeded by a second phase in July 2011. Over these two phases nearly 140 ths. men, women and children of the region have benefitted from improvement in 40 schools/kindergartens, 12 health posts, 30 water supply, 30 street-lightning, procurement of 4 school-buses and so on. This happened through joint effort of the citizens, oblast/rayon/local level governments, the EU/UNDP CBA Project and the private sponsors.
Third phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project was initiated in Zaporizka oblast with regional launching and signing of MoU which took place on 1 October 2014. The oblast received a quota of 10 rayons for standard/replication components.
Rayons selected for the EU/UNDP CBA III Project: Berdianskyi, Prymorskyi, Novomykolaivskyi, Kuibyshevskyi, Rozivskyi, Huliaipilskyi, Yakymivskyi, Orikhivskyi, Chernihivskyi, Veselivskyi.
Microprojects approved as of 6 January 2016: 22 micro projects (16 – energy saving, 5 – energy efficiency, 1 – business start-ups). Around 28,300 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is approx. UAH 9 mln (approx. USD 405,400). The EU/UNDP CBA Project will provide around UAH 5.1 mln (approx. USD 229,700).