materials of the community's speech at REBUILD UKRAINE 2023

Geographical characteristics

  • Total area - 7856.3 hectares

    Community composition: Chernihiv city

● The proximity to the city of Kyiv and to the international airports "Boryspil" and "Kyiv"
● The proximity to the international high-way E-95 Europe-Asia
● 2 main railway stations: Chernihiv station, Chernihiv-Pivnichnyi station
● National and regional highways: Odesa - Kyiv, Chernihiv - Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernihiv - Senkivka.
● Navigation on the rivers: Novhorod-Siverskyi - Chernihiv - Kyiv


Natural resources

The city is a consolidated planning structure,formed on the right bank of the Desna River.The special value of the urban environment is the presence of a significant number of historical and cultural monuments, unique architectural ensembles that are inextricably linked to the surrounding landscape, making the city distinctive and unique.

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pine and oak forests, hunting and fishing grounds, deposits of Bischofite, oil, gas, quartz sands, gravel, clay, kaolin and peat.

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Approximately 50% of the city's territory is encompassed by architectural monument preservation zones approved by the Chernihiv Regional Executive Committee

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Water resources: Desna River, Stryzhen River, Bilous River, 6 lakes, 8 ponds and reservoirs, groundwater, artesian deep waters of high-quality.

The investment potential of the city

The city is recognized for its high level of investment attractiveness ("Credit rating 2021-2022")

Chernihiv is ranked 2nd by the Regional Doing Business 2020 (Ghjdjlbnmcz Jascjv tatrnbdyjuj htuek.dfyyz BRDO Better Regulation Delivery Office)
The components of a favorable investment climate are:

● Construction permits are obtained in up to 50 days
● Fast land plot registration
● rapid connection to water supply and sewerage networks via the municipal enterprise "Chernihivvodokanal"

282,700 Community residents

  • 69%

    The percentage of the working population

Yakusha, a Ukrainian-Belgian residential architecture and design studio, is preparing a Chernihiv development concept, "Chernihiv - a Sustainable City," covering the relevant areas of growth:

    historical and cultural heritage
    general plan and key roadways of the city
    sustainable environment and infrastructure
    dwelling construction
    energy efficiency
    culture, education and sports
    sustainable economy

A draft of urban planning documentation "Amendments to the General Plan of Chernihiv" and a zoning plan for the city were developed to implement the Urban Development Program.

the number of social infrastructure facilities on the Community's territory

ratio per each 1,000 inhabitants



Sports education


Administrative buildings

Strategic projects implementation


Introduction of energy efficiency measures at school No. 5 and the street lighting system in Chernihiv (with Nordic Environment Finance Corporation – NEFCO);


Thermal modernization of the main building of the municipal non-profit enterprise "Maternity Hospital" (with GIZ);


The overhaul of the main building of the Chernihiv City Hospital No. 2 with the application of energy-saving technologies for the complex thermo-modernization of the main building


Thermo-modernization of the new and old premises of the secondary school No. 3


Complex thermo-modernization of the 9-storey ward building of the Chernihiv City Hospital #2


Complex thermo-modernization and reconstruction of the municipal enterprise "City Palace of Culture"

Industry and investments

The largest industrial output is produced by the processing industry. Warehouse facilities are well developed in the city, providing storage of products and services to the material production sectors. The largest of them are:


JSC "Abinbev Efes Ukraina"


"Roshen Exclusive" LLC


LLC " Nasha Bulochka"




"Chernihiv Automobile Plant" LLC




PJSC "Chernihiv Mechanical Plant"




PJSC "ChShF "Elegant"


"Sivertex" LLC


"Textile Kontakt" LLC


"Chernihiv Bakery No. 2" LLC

Strong tourist potential

To maximize the preservation and promotion of Chernihiv's cultural and architectural heritage, it is essential to receive the support of the European Union, in particular the UNESCO. Such support is a certain guarantee of preserving, protecting, and supervising the cultural face of the city with its 1300-year history.Currently, Chernihiv is represented in the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • 1100

    years have passed since the first written mention of the city

    Over the centuries, the city has served as the capital of the Grand Chernihiv Principality, then as the center of the province in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, of a Cossack regiment in the Hetmanate, a governorate in the Russian Empire, and a Regional Center since the declaration of independence of Ukraine.

  • 5

    the preserved monuments of the pre-Mongol period

    These are the Savior's Cathedral, the Borisoglebsky Cathedral, the Assumption Church, the Anthony Caves, and the Chorna Mohyla. Overall, there are 23 churches concentrated in the city, as well as a range of monuments and memorials.

The most popular destinations include the territory of Detinets, Hollyburn Mountain, and the Chernihiv Podil, Anthony Caves, and the M. Kotsiubynsky Literary-Memorial Museum. Certified guides provide excursions in the city. The Chernihiv cultural heritage is an integral part of the world's cultural heritage.
The list of cultural heritage objects includes 445 memorials:
archaeological sites - 272, of which 233 are of national importance;96 monuments of history, including 3 of national importance;Architectural monuments - 67, of which 28 are of national importance;Monuments of monumental art - 9;monuments of landscape art - 1.

The estimated number of expenses as a result of the losses, destruction and damage to the property is around USD 4.2 billion.Chernihiv turned into a fortified city on the way of Russian troops to Kyiv. It was not occupied, but it was heavily damaged by shelling. There are still traces of bombing on the streets, while a new cemetery has appeared in one of the parks where victims of Russian aggression were buried. Nowadays, Chernihiv is gradually returning to a peaceful life, and its residents believe that soon they will be able to dance and enjoy their lives again on the central alley of their city.