industrial Ukrainian company INTERPIPE and investment Advisory group EastOne, its shareholders Elena and Victor Pinchuk announced the initiative to unite the efforts of businesses and public authorities to combat coronavirus. The decision was taken after a meeting of President Vladimir Zelensky business on 16 March 2020.
EastOne, INTERPIPE and actively involved in the establishment and functioning of the Crisis staff of the Dnipropetrovsk region under the leadership of Governor Alexander Bondarenko.
INTERPIPE, EastOne, and will take significant part in funding the development of an action plan and preventive measures against coronavirus, as well as informing the population of the region on such measures.
In the framework of this initiative, the company has allocated 2 million USD for the purchase of national tests for coronavirus, part of which will be sent to the Dnipropetrovsk region. Additional funding will be allocated after the definition of plans for the priority needs of the region.
Elena and Victor Pinchuk:
- Pandemic - disaster universal. And to deal with it all should. The power to take measures to protect citizens. Citizens behave responsibly. Media to inform and to warn. Doctors - to treat. The business to be in solidarity and financial support. Today it is impossible to be outside. We want that our country was ready to combat coronavirus.
Fadi Hraibi, Director General, INTERPIPE:
- Dnipropetrovsk oblast, our key region, there are five subsidiaries of the company, which employs about 11 thousand people. We will connect your organizational and financial resources to help city and regional authorities in implementing the necessary procurement and other administrative issues. Working in conjunction with local authorities and representatives of business of the Dnieper river and region, we will be able to effectively confront the epidemic.
As previously reported, the Elena Pinchuk Foundation the Victor Pinchuk Foundation purchased 10 ventilators for Ukrainian hospitals in Volyn, Donetsk, Transcarpathian, Lviv, Luhansk, Odesa, Chernivtsi regions and Kyiv city.