Tokyo, July 13 (Jiji Press)–The city government of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, plans to provide 33 units of mobile water purification equipment to Odesa at the request of its sister city in southern Ukraine.
The units are capable of purifying ground and other water to produce drinking water for a total of 100,000 people per day, or 3 liters per person.
In Odesa, there is a growing risk of water facilities being destroyed due to Russia’s military aggression.
On Monday, a Yokohama official held talks with Odesa Deputy Mayor Sergiy Tetyukhin and others in Rzeszow, eastern Poland.
Tetyukhin said that it is lucky to have the strong support and also reassuring to have a friend like Yokohama, according to the Yokohama government.
Of the 33 units, 11 were donated by JFE Engineering Corp., which has one of its two head offices in Yokohama. The city bought the remaining 22 units including from a company in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan.
The 33 units are expected to be sent to Odesa by road after being kept temporarily in Poland.
The Yokohama official said the city will consider providing more water purification equipment if necessary.