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EBRD’s Ukraine Public Transport Framework reaches important milestone

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The FINANCIAL — Over six million inhabitants of 12 cities in Ukraine are benefiting from better and more comfortable public transport thanks to the introduction of almost 400 new trolleybuses financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The modern, low-floor, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly trolleybuses are also contributing significantly to improvements in the safety and efficiency of public transport in Ukraine. The procurement of the buses and related infrastructure improvements was financed under the EBRD’s Ukraine Public Transport Frameworks (UPTF) I and II, in agreements signed in 2015 and 2019 respectively for a total volume of €350 million. Under…

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EBRD’s Ukraine Public Transport Framework reaches important milestone

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The FINANCIAL — Over six million inhabitants of 12 cities in Ukraine are benefiting from better and more comfortable public transport thanks to the introduction of almost 400 new trolleybuses financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The modern, low-floor, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly trolleybuses are also contributing significantly to improvements in the safety…

Millions of British teens to get access to Child Trust Funds for the first time

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The FINANCIAL — Around 6.3 million child trust funds have been set up by the state since their launch. Initial grants were ranging from £250 for children in well-off families to £500 for those in low-income households. Children born from September 2002 were given vouchers by the government to invest for the future. People turning 18…