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Yenakiieve Steel constructed children’s playground in the largest residential district of the town

29 April 2013

PJSC Yenakiieve Steel, Metinvest Group, together with “Chistyi mir” municipal public organization opened children’s playground in one of the largest residential districts of Yenakievo. The project has been executed under social programme “We improve our town with our own hands – 2012”. The funds, allocated by Metinvest, for this playground upgrading and beautification amounted to UAH 70 000.

This modern playground has been renewed on the site of old children’s playing area, which was demolished about 10 years ago. The active members of “Chistyi mir”, Municipal public organization (MPO), made a decision that this area should become again the center of children’s leisure activity in Vatutino residential area. The volunteers sent their project to Metinvest competition “We improve our town with our own hands” and gained the victory among the other 19 participants.            

“The idea of new children’s playground creation has been expressed by the residents of five multi-stored buildings at Kommunisticheskaya street, - said Valeriy Pobedinskiy, the Chairman of “Chistyi mir” public organization. – We arrived at site and made sure that there were a lot of children in this yard, but unfortunately they haven’t got any proper place for playing. This area is very convenient, situated far from the road with lack of cars inside the yard. Therefore we sent our application for Metinvest competition and we were quiet decided about our victory“.

It should be reminded that there are five winning projects of the competition “We improve our town with our own hands - 2012”. These are: Park of Arts arrangement at the surrounding area of Tchaikovsky School of Arts in Yenakievo, small mobile playground with water play sets for children in Yelenovka residential area, brand new playground at Vatutina residential area, replacement of windows in nursery and pre-school establishment «Topolyek» (a small poplar) and establishment of children development club based on the unique practice by Maria Montessori. Currently most of these projects have been realized.

“It is always pleasant, that infrastructure facilities are emerging in our town, and it is impressing, that these new facilities are intended for family recreation. It means that our Town is improving and developing, - disclosed her thoughts Vera Krokhmalyuk, Deputy Mayor. – It is very important, that the citizens of Yenakievo not only define problems, but also seek the solutions. Metinvest Company offers opportunity to live out the dreams of our citizens”.

During last two years Yenakiieve Steel fitted up five children’s playgrounds, which are located in densely populated areas of Yenakievo: in the center, in Vatutina and Krasnyi Gorodok residential areas. The 1st children’s playground was also opened at Vatutina residential area in 2010, involving public organizations and municipal authorities.

«Each project under the programme “We improve our town with our own hands” is a vital example of mutual cooperation for problems solving”, - highlighted Alexander Podkorytov, General Director of PJSC Yenakiieve Steel. – For two years citizens of Yenakievo have been creating cultural, sport and educational facilities, while participating in Metinvest infrastructure competition, which improve our living conditions”. 

It should be recalled, that “We improve our town with our own hands - 2013”competition has already been launched and it is actively collecting the projects. The overall competition budget for 2013 amounted to UAH 350 000.

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The Best Social Project Competition among public organisations, municipal institutions and citizens is under social corporate programme “We improve our town with our own hands”. The main objective of this programme is to develop social activity among citizens and provide the support in relevant projects realization, focused on the social environment quality improvements in the regions of Metinvest presence.

PJSC Yenakiieve Iron and Steel Works comprised of Yenakiieve Steel and its Makiivka Branch, is a world leader in commercial billet production. The company produces cast billet, bar products and various section rolled products (beams, channels, angles, etc.) as well. Yenakiieve Steel production performance for 2011are as follows: 1.9 mln. tones of hot sinter, 2.3 mln. tones HM, 2.7 mln. tones of liquid steel, 2.6 mln. tones of rolled product. Yenakiieve Steel is the only producer of shapes for elevator tracks within Ukraine.

Two up-to-date blast furnaces (BF No.3 and BF No.5) and first continuous casting machines (CCM) manufactured in Ukraine are operating at Yenakiieve Steel. In 2012 BF No.3 was acknowledged as the best industrial facility in Ukraine according to the competition by Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing of Ukraine.

For the second time Yenakiieve Steel implements, in Yenakiievo and Makiivka, which are towns of presence, the social programme “We improve our town with our own hands”. The allocated funds exceeded UAH 500 th. for 2011-2012. In 2012 Yenakiieve Steel management and local authorities signed “Town-Works” social and economic development agreement, aimed to create comfortable living conditions for citizens.

Yenakiieve Steel is part of Metinvest Group’s Metallurgical Division.

METINVEST GROUP is an international vertically integrated steel and mining group of companies, managing every link of the value chain, from mining and processing iron ore and coal to making and selling semi-finished and finished steel products. The Group comprises steel and mining production facilities located in Ukraine, Europe and the USA and has a sales network covering all key global markets. The Group consists of Metallurgical and Mining Divisions. Metinvest’s strategic vision is to become the leading vertically integrated steel producer in Europe, delivering sustainable growth and profitability resilient to business cycles and providing investors with returns at above the industry benchmarks.  In 1st half of 2012 Group received the profit of US$6.74 bln, the cost-effectiveness as to EBITDA index comprised 16%.

The major shareholders of the Company METINVEST B.V. (a holding company of Metinvest Group) are SCM Group (71.25% ownership) and Smart-Holding (23.75% ownership) partnering in Company’s management.

METINVEST HOLDING LLC is the managing company of Metinvest Group.

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