Managing a crisis in the Transcarpathian Region

Publicated on: July 25, 2018

On 17 July 2018, the governor of Transcarpathia, Hennadiy Moskal, turned to Hungary for immediate help concerning the emergence of a crisis situation in the local domestic drinking water supply. According to the governor, due to the shutdown of the „DniproAzot" chemical plant, the drinking water system in Transcarpathia was in danger, as the company remains the sole local producer of liquid chlorine used for water purification. Although the plant has restarted its chlorine production, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary delivered an emergency supply of large amounts of chlorine to the crisis in the region; the chlorine arrived in Uzhgorod (Ungvár) on 25 July 2018. The chlorine supply contributed to the provision of clean drinking water to the population negatively affected by the crisis.