The Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have agreed to cooperate to improve water supply systems in Ukraine. In Ukraine, only 30% of rural settlements are provided with centralized drinking water supply. Imported drinking water is still used in nine regions of Ukraine; therefore, the issue of repair and reconstruction of water supply networks requires an immediate solution. “The experience and resources of partners from the European Investment Bank will be extremely useful for solving such a problem. At the initial stage, the ministry will act as a communicator between local authorities and the Bank and will actually create a platform for further work, which, as a result, will initiate a solution to the problem with drinking water supply,” Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine Oleksiy Chernyshov said.