Your flagship city in the South of Ukraine

Mykolaiv was known worldwide as the key location for shipbuilding engineering. Russian army has damaged heavy industry facilities but the expertise and infrastructure is there: ports, railway, roads.

Encountering the greatest challenges in the area of urban water supply since April 2022 Mykolaiv is one of the few cities in Ukraine that puts development of its critical water and energy infrastructure on top of its priorities.

Another factor that is playing an important role for the city is its human capital. Recovery of Mykolaiv shall go hand in hand with capacity building measures: educational programs, trainings etc.

Be an active part of our reconstruction journey!

259.8 KM²
City area
Population is growing!
4 ports
3 sea ports and 1 river port

Total monetary losses:

Material damages caused to Mykolaiv as a result of Russia’s attack on Ukraine are immense and the war is ongoing. The city requires international support to recover and to be able to offer comfortable living standards and working conditions to its inhabitants.

Key sectors that suffered the most from the Russian invasion as of May 2024:

386 MLN EUR – housing
267,8 MLN EUR – industry & agro
222.6 MLN EUR – health
45.3 MLN EUR – education
41 MLN EUR – water infrastructure


Priorities for development

Critical infrastructure

Development of water supply, wastewater, energy, and agrifood infrastructure to secure its resilience, sustainability and transition to innovative technologies.

Mechanical engineering

Design, modelling, and manufacturing of mechanical systems and components: deep tech innovations with long-term impact (hard & software).

Logistics & mobility

Development of multimodal connectivity, storage and warehousing facilities, IT (IoT, AI), integrated transport systems, urban mobility & smart cities.

human capital

Development of cross-sectoral cooperation between various
academic institutions, launch of educational programs, scientific collaborations, R&D etc.

Anti-corruption policy


International Aid Monitoring

First city of Ukraine that keeps a detailed record of the aid that international partners transfer to the city administration. Moreover, pilot project of a comprehensive integrity assessment of Mykolaiv Water Utility by DELOITTE was accomplished.

Corruption Reporting

Residents can report facts of corruption or corruption-related offences in any way convenient for them, including the “report corruption” button on the main web-page of the Mykolaiv City Council, as well as by post, email or phone


The city has updated it’s procurement regulations and introduced a mechanism whereby all executive bodies, utilities, etc publish estimates for their services in a machine-readable format. This leads to more transparency.


By providing an external check on power, it helps ensure that our utilities and institutions operate within the bounds of law and ethics, contributing to the protection and advancement of the public interest in Mykolaiv.

International cooperation


Cooperation with Denmark

On 28 June 2022, a Danish public-private partnership, under the conditional name “Denmark-Mykolaiv Partnership”, was launched. It includes joint activities in eight areas: urban planning, infrastructure, transport, maritime sector, green transition, SME development and investment promotion, youth and culture, good governance.


Solidarity partnership with Hannover

Since September 2022, Hanover has been a solidarity partner of the city of Mykolaiv and is actively helping to overcome the humanitarian crisis.
Since December 2023 hannoverimpuls GmbH is also contributing to the development of Mykolaiv Water Hub by facilitating the cooperation between various stakeholders from academia and private sector.

Municipal partnerships of Mykolaiv

🇦🇱 Albania

Durres, 2023

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

Pleven, 2005
Burgas, 2022

🇨🇳 China

Tianjin, 2001
Dezhou, 2009
Zhoushan, 2016
Weihai, 2019

🇩🇰 Denmark

Aalborg, 2023

🇬🇪 Georgia

Batumi, 1995
Borjomi, 2006
Kutaisi, 2012

🇩🇪 Germany

Hannover, 2022
Bedburg, 2022
Sindelfingen, 2024

🇬🇷 Greece

Tinos, 2012

🇮🇹 Italy

Triest, 1996
Bari, 2024

🇳🇴 Norway

Christiansand, 2023

🇵🇱 Poland

Chełm, 2022

🇷🇴 Romania

Galati, 2003

🇹🇷 Turkey

Bursa, 2001

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Saint Helier, 2023
Glazgow, 2024

Advantages of working with Mykolaiv

Three international transport corridors
Special taxation zone for the South of Ukraine
Free sites
Wide range of various land plots for (re)construction
Low bureaucracy
Minimized administrative hurdles
Young talents
3 universities, 65 general education schools
Cultural affinity
Similar culture and business practices


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