USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) assisted in presenting Mariupol 2030 Strategy to citizens of Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast. The document, developed with the help of the best Ukrainian and foreign experts over 18 months, is purposed to create new opportunities.
USAID Democratic Governance East (DG East) and USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) have supported development of the strategy for two years. Ten working groups developed a plan of changes in the city in the following areas: Clean Environment, Culture and Sport, Economic Transformation, Education and Science, Technologies, Design of the City, Youth Creativity, Functionality, Healthcare and Image of the City.
“The Strategy of Mariupol city until 2030 is a detailed plan to develop the city for the next nine years. The previous strategy until 2021 aimed to ensure sustainability of the city, while the future strategy until 2030 aims to transform the city. From an economic point of view, this means diversification of the economy and development of new high-tech industries. In terms of perception of the city, we will transform the city from industrial to post-industrial. In our view, Mariupol 2030 is a city of youth; it is a city leader; a city where you can both work and relax and have fun; a city that will really be considered a center of culture, sports and tourism at the regional and national levels,” said Deputy Mayor Serhii Orlov.
“Mariupol 2030 Strategy is a vision of our future. It should be applied as a basis of future development. It is based on three main components: activators of economic development, municipal services, and comfort and quality of life. It is a great challenge for all of us to accomplish these tasks. However, I believe that we can build a city by the sea with an ocean of opportunities,” said Mayor Vadym Boichenko.