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Ukraine Is Interested In Implementing Joint Investment Projects With Turkish Companies – Minister

Ukraine is interested in implementing joint investment projects with Turkish companies – minister

Today, November 29, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy is part of the delegation of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on a two-day working visit to Turkey. As part of this trip, the Prime Minister chaired a round table with Turkish top companies with a total investment portfolio of $ 5 billion – November 29, 2020 The parties discussed possible further cooperation in the implementation
of promising investment projects in Ukraine with the involvement of public-private partnership mechanisms. Vladyslav Krykliy noted that Ukraine is interested in developing mutually beneficial investment cooperation with Turkey and already has a positive experience of cooperation with Turkish companies. The head of the Ministry said that the Government of Ukraine had recently approved a list of priority investment projects for the state for the next 3 years, and 40% of this list are projects in the field of infrastructure and transport. Therefore, the Ukrainian side will be glad to see more Turkish companies in Ukraine, which are ready to participate responsibly and at a competitive cost in the implementation of large-scale investment projects. Vladislav Krykliy spoke about the first successful examples of such a partnership – the signing of concession agreements in the seaports of Olbia and Kherson with a total investment of about $134 million. Next in line are the concessions of the railway and ferry complex and the first and container terminals of the port of Chornomorsk, the passenger complex in the port of Odessa, as well as the sea trade ports in Berdyansk and Izmail. The Ministry also continues to actively prepare PPP projects in the road and rail sectors. Therefore, the development of a pre-feasibility study for 6 pilot sections of 1,400 km of roads, which will be implemented under the First Program of Public-Private Partnership in the Road Industry:  http://roadppp.in.ua , has already been completed. In addition, international consultants completed the assessment of the concession of Kharkiv, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky, Mykolayiv, Chop and Kyiv railway stations with a total investment of UAH 3.8 billion. The list of promising projects in Ukraine also includes the construction of a new resort in Transcarpathia and the reconstruction of 13 more regional airports in Cherkasy, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Kherson, Vinnytsia, Odessa, Dnipro, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Kryvyi Rih, Mykolaiv and Zhytomyr. One of the Turkish companies has expressed interest in modernizing the airport in Kherson. Source: Government of Ukraine

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