Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) August 18, 2020 – The Minister of Infrastructure has met with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to discuss the use of public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Ukrainian seaports. Minister of Infrastructure, Vladyslav Krykliy, said that under consideration are the developments in Odessa, Chernomorsk,and Berdyansk. “We are implementing and are ready to further implement promising public-private partnership projects in Ukrainian
seaports, as it is not only new investments in the development of ports and their infrastructure but also the improvement and growth of the entire industry”, he added. The two sides considered the possibility of assisting in the development of a feasibility study for the Berdyansk Sea Commercial Port project and preparation of a preliminary feasibility study for the Odessa Port passenger complex development project and other potential projects. In addition, the participants discussed the implementation of important projects on the terms of PPP in the field of aviation, in particular, the continuation of work on the feasibility study of airports, as well as the possibility of creating a separate airport fund for the development of airports. The online meeting was also attended by Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleh Yushchenko, Deputy Director of the EBRD in Ukraine Mark Magaletsky, Director of Policy formulation and preparation of sustainable infrastructure projects, EBRD Matthew Jordan-Tank, Head of the SPILNO Public Infrastructure Partnership Project Office Taras Boychuk, and industry experts. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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