Zelensky Sees Chornobyl as a Place for Economic Growth
The president envisions a green corridor for tourists as well as spaces for scientific research
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree aimed at transforming the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone into an area for Ukrainian growth.
He stated this during a working visit to the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant on July 10, 2019, according to the Twitter account of the head of state.
“Today I signed a decree that will start the transformation of the exclusion zone into a pillar of growth of a new Ukraine. To begin, we will create a ‘green corridor’ for tourists and remove preconditions for corruption,” Zelensky said.
He stressed the need to show Chornobyl to the world – scientists, ecologists, historians, tourists.
“Unfortunately, the exclusion zone is still a symbol of corruption – security officials collect bribes from tourists, scrap metal is illegally taken away, and natural resources are illegally used. We will end this all soon,” he added.