In collaboration with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Norway, Viacheslav Yatsiuk, the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development has launched a campaign to send computers and telecom equipment to .

“So far, seven companies and one municipality have provided computer and telecom equipment to Ukraine. At the moment, this amounts to six to seven pallets with several hundred kilos of equipment. This will make an important contribution to maintaining digital communication in areas that have been hard hit by the war, and ensure that family and friends can be contacted and accounted for, says Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Sigbjørn Gjelsvik.

At the end of March this year, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development began collecting digital equipment for Ukraine. Among the equipment collected so far are smartphones, computers and network equipment such as routers, switches and servers. In addition, equipment has been donated that will help improve mobile coverage in areas where mobile networks have been severely compromised.

– Equipment that helps to improve coverage is crucial to ensure communication in areas that have been strongly affected by the war, says Gjelsvik.

– Actions speak louder than words, and this project is another concrete example of Norway’s practical solidarity with the Ukrainian people in its heroic struggle for our freedom and our common European values. Digital equipment belongs to the category of critical products in Ukraine, and the importance of their supplies from Norway at this crucial moment is difficult to overestimate. I thank Minister Gjelsvik and his team for their leadership in making this happen. On behalf of the Ukrainian Government and all my compatriots, I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to all Norwegian companies that have already contributed or are considering contributing to this important endeavor. I also have no doubt that after Ukraine wins this war for civilization, our two will bring their mutually beneficial cooperation in the IT sector to a new level. ” sier Ambassador Viacheslav Yatsiuk.

This type of equipment will also be useful in the future, when the country needs to be rebuilt. Ukraine needs even more mobile phones, modems, computers, batteries, servers and networking equipment.

– We hope even more companies and organizations will contribute. It is very important that donated equipment works well, is fully charged and ready for use, Gjelsvik adds.