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Government allocates 10,3 million dollars for Antarctic exploration vessel

According to the Minister of Education and Science, this provides new opportunities for Ukrainian scientists
14:46, 21 November 2019

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Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated funds for the acquisition of a scientific ocean-going ice-class vessel. The government made the corresponding decision on November 20, the press service of the Ministry of Science of Ukraine reports.

The government has allocated 10,3 million dollars for the purchase of the vessel.

"For us, this is a great victory. The acquisition of such a vessel by Ukraine will allow us to be more independent in exploration of World Ocean, which is now one of the priorities of world science on the same level with space exploration," Minister of Education and Science Anna Novosad said.

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According to the minister, this provides new opportunities for Ukrainian scientists from the next year. It is also an opportunity to build even bolder strategic plans for Antarctic and Arctic exploration.

As we reported earlier, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine allocated 48,5 million dollars for thermo-modernization of multi-apartment buildings. The decision was made during its meeting, which took place on November 6. This was stated on the Government's website.

These funds will allow to implement more than 2041 projects for thermo-modernization of apartment buildings and reduce their heat losses from 20% to 50%, depending on the type of thermo-modernization chosen.

Related: Emperor penguin visits Ukrainian polar explorers in Antarctica

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