Donetsk, Jan 18 – DAN. The members of the economic subgroup of the Contact Group have coordinated and endorsed a project note on international audit of the Voda Donbassa public utility company, said DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova.
"The sides have finally reached an agreement and endorsed a project note on international audit of the Voda Donbassa public utility company. Now we have to work out a road map and statement of work."
Nikonorova said she hoped for further productivity that shall enable the company to pay its salary debts for almost five months.
The Contact Group and its subgroups met for the first time in 2019 on January 17. The key issues for discussion were as follows: adherence to ceasefire, disengagement of forces, prisoner swap, search for missing persons, operation of the Vodafone mobile carrier, the Steinmeier formula, etc.
Voda Donbassa supplies water to 289 townships and provides wastewater disposal for 79 towns. Since the war broke out, its employees work on the both sides of the Conatct line including combat zones. The major facility of the company, Donetsk water treatment plant, is located on the contact line and continuously comes under fire. *ot