19:00 - 20:30 EET18:00 - 19:30 CET

Format: Online

Language: Ukrainian and English with simultaneous translation

Public discussion | Law 9664: Potentials, threats, alternatives

Ro3kvit Urban Coalition for Ukraine invites you to join an online discussion about the Draft Law n.9664. 
January 11th, 2024, at 19:00 (Kyiv time)
Draft Law 9664 on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Construction on Lands Occupied by Public Waterways has passed the Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament and will be put on vote possibly as early as the beginning of January. Draft Law aims to simplify the procedures for construction on lands occupied by public waterways, such as rivers, lakes and seas. However, it also raises serious concerns about its impact on ecology, corruption and local self-governance. These concerns were voiced by different stakeholders, including state agencies, parliament’s committees and non-governmental actors, but there has not been an open public discussion about this Law. 
We want to raise awareness to this draft law and discuss its potentials, threats and the ways it could be possibly improved. We hope to gather opinions, questions and suggestions of the public and compare it with international examples. 
Key speakers:
- Hanna Bondar, Member of Parliament (UA);- Yulia Klymenko, Member of Parliament, Transport and Infrastructure Committee First Deputy Chairman (UA);- Iryna Fedoriv, Journalist, activist, NGO "Holka" leader (UA);- Nathan Hutson, Professor of Urban Planning and consultant to the World Bank on trade and transportation in the ECA region (US);- Vaagn Mnatsakanian, Certified engineer in the field of energy and a PhD in environmental safety (UA/NL).
Language: Ukrainian and English with simultaneous translation
The recording of the discussion can be found on the Ro3kvit YouTube channel: