Metinvest Group received a proposal, signed by deputies of all factions of the Mariupol City Council, on the allocation of a plot in the area of Peace and Freedom Square for the construction of Metinvest Polytechnic. About this reported to the company's press office on Thursday.
Previously, this site was an "amusement park", but now an abandoned wasteland.
Initially, the building of the first non-state technical university in Ukraine was planned to be built on the site of an abandoned summer cinema, which is privately owned by the company and in the area of the City Garden of Mariupol.
The decision to change the location of the university construction was made by the management of Metinvest Group on April 14, under pressure from activists who organized picketing of the construction site.
“The company respects the opinion of the community of Mariupol and is sympathetic to the desire of the townspeople to preserve the current look of the old part of the city. The key principles of the company are sustainable development, constructive interaction and mutually beneficial partnership with the community, ”explained the decision in Metinvest.
Metinvest expressed gratitude to the city authorities for the proposal, adding that, in general, this site in the city center is attractive for a large educational project.
“In the near future, all the necessary studies of the territory will be carried out in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine. As soon as the examinations are passed and the conclusions are received, the company will be able to make a final decision by evaluating all the proposed locations, ”Metinvest said.
The company stressed the importance of removing political manipulations around the new higher educational institution, hoping that Metinvest Polytechnica will become a factor uniting for society and one of the main centers of attraction for the selected region.