Žilina’s Reinoo company has offered space for constructing a high-capacity registration center for Ukrainian refugees. Two options have been proposed for Žilina and the Ministry of Interior free of charge.
One possibility is the Vural Building, where Camp Žilina is currently located, which can accommodate up to 300 refugees. The other is the Poštová Business Center, where Spilka, a Ukrainian institution helping Ukrainians in Žilina, operates and has collected and is storing aid material.
“We have offered refugees free space in Žilina in Vural or Poštová to open high-capacity registration centers, where mass testing for COVID was previously carried out,” announced company owner Milan Dubec on social networks, highlighting his contribution and mentioning that the space is heated and is ready for them.
Ukrainska Spilka, based at Poštová 1 in Žilina, is lined to Camp Žilina, an initiative of the Milan Dubec Foundation that provides at no charge short and long-term accommodation for people fleeing the war in Ukraine.
It currently distributes humanitarian aid such as clothing, footwear and food to the refugees, while also providing them with information about obtaining refugee status, getting emergency assistance, help finding work, searching for a school and communicating with officials. It also provides medical or psychological assistance and is organizing cultural and leisure activities.
Were the large-capacity registration center to be established in Poštová, following the administrative procedure, refugees would have the opportunity to replenish from the humanitarian warehouse what they were able to take with them. Material aid for the workhouse came from fundraising.
The foundation has announced #krajsievmeste, a grant program that will be providing €30,000 to support successful projects in Žilina.
The Mládežnícka School’s sports field was reconstructed this past summer. Thanks also go to the City of Púchov, whose cooperation with Rubicon Púchov, a.s., a member of the Reinoo development group from Žilina, led to the successful revitalization of the facility.
The lack of parking spaces has been a long-term problem at Vlčince. If they were built according to today’s standards, there would be more than 6,000 spots needed to accommodate the current number of apartments. Reinoo is constructing a parking garage for people employed at its office buildings and wants to let Vlčince residents use it outside of working hours for a nominal fee. It is also proposing to the city the construction of a parking garage close enough for people in up to 2,000 residential units to be able to walk to it within five minutes.