Friday, April 21, 2006

Western Ukrainian Cultural and Ecological Tourism To Be Boosted By European Bank For Reconstruction And Development Road Repair Funding

"The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has loaned € 90 million for road repairing in Lviv region, Ukraine.

Two sectors at length of 50 km apiece will be repaired: Brody-Lviv and Stryya-Lviv.

Turkish and Macedonian firms have won the job tenders. They are very experienced in construction works in Ukraine. “These firms will engage Ukrainian ones for subcontracted works and our firms will master in high technologies,” said Myroslav Senyk, the Deputy Chairman of Lviv Regional State Administartion."

ForUm "EBRD loans € 90 million for road repairing" April 17, 2006


Brody, Ukraine -- near the pre-World War II border between Poland and the Soviet Union -- is a one thousand year old city east of Lviv which boasted a flourishing Jewish community prior to the Nazi invasion of 1941. Its large Renaissance-era Synagogue is unrestored.

Stryya, Ukraine lies south of Lviv in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountain chain which reaches from Poland and Slovakia, through Ukraine, to Romania. Stryya is a major center for ecotourism and winter skiing.

View of the Brody, Poland main Synagogue in 1935.

Archival photograph credit: Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland. Courtesy of Miriam Weiner, geneologist, archivist, and photographer. With thanks.

View of the ruins of the main Synagogue in Brody, Ukraine (formerly Poland), in 1950.

Photo credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


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Routes to Roots: Tracing Jewish Roots in Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus


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