Mykhailo Rizak, director of government liaisons and sustainable development at the Nibulon agricultural company, has spoken about the construction of a boat for de-mining inland waterways by a team of divers, the CFTS portal reports.
According to Rizak, Nibulon has resumed the industrial processing of aluminum for shipbuilding despite the difficult times.
"We have begun building the first vessel for the State Emergency Service with our own funds. It will be used to clear international inland waterways," Rizak said.
He emphasized that the company hopes to receive support from donors and the government to enable it to build 15 vessels for the State Emergency Service.
"Over 16,000 square kilometers of water are currently mined in Ukraine," Rizak said.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the Shipping Administration’s head Yevhen Ihnatenko said in June that an inspection of the Dnipro River from Zaporizhia upstream had begun. "From Zaporizhia almost to Kamianske, we have gone through everything," Ihnatenko said at the time. He added experts were moving on to Kyiv and Cherkasy then. "We will have a 100% guarantee that the Dnipro River will be safe for navigation upstream from Zaporizhia. Everything downstream from Zaporizhia is a more complicated situation," he said. Ihnatenko emphasized Ukraine is doing everything possible to make navigation on the Dnipro River safe.