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Ukraine Discusses Port Investment With Turkish Companies

Ukraine discusses port investment with Turkish companies

Source: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) January 22, 2021 – Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Vladyslav Krykliy, has held a working meeting with representatives of the Turkish companies CLK (Çalık Holding), Busserk and Ukraine’s NIKO group of companies to discuss cooperation in the local port industry. The Ministry is currently focused on preparing the next concession projects, of which the first of them are concessions of the railway-ferry complex and the container terminals of
Chernomorsk port. Both projects are already included in the list of the government’s 100 priority investment projects for the next 3 years. The event was attended by CLK CEO, Yahya Abdullahoglu, representative of Çalık Holding China & Silkroad, Emra Gezgin, CEO of Busserk, Andriy Shelyug, CEO of NIKO Group, CEO of Ukrainian Terminal subsidiary. NIKO ”Denis Fomenko, Head of the SPILNO Project Office Taras Boychuk, other representatives of companies and the Ministry. A separate working group has been set up on the implementation of private-public partnertships (PPP) projects in the Black Sea port, the development of pre-feasibility studies for the first and container port terminals with the support of the EBRD and IFC, as well as the selection of consultants for the feasibility study for the railway ferry complex. It is expected that the pre-feasibility studies will start in March 2021 with tenders to be issued by year-end. If both projects are successful, they will attract more than $100 million in investment. Çalık Holding is a Turkish company that has been operating in the energy, construction, mining, textile, finance, and telecom sectors since the 1980s. Busserk, established in 2013, operates in the port management and stevedoring sectors. The NIKO Group of Companies operates in various business sectors including port services. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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