Odessa, Ukraine (PortSEurope) November 9, 2018 – The Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) has attended the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai to promote its ports and hold discussions with Chinese companies.
The Ukrainian delegation includes the first vice prime minister – Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Victor Dovgan, and representatives of the largest Ukrainian enterprises.
USPA head Raivis Veckagans said, “China is the largest country in the world and a desirable trading partner for any state. Presenting investment projects at CIIE is an excellent opportunity for USPA to demonstrate the transit potential of Ukraine to include our ports in the routes of the New Silk Road. In addition, investment projects in our ports may be attractive to Chinese businesses, which has already invested more than $7 billion (€6,17 billion) in Ukraine”.
Veckagans presented at the USPA stand to potential investors and exhibitors the possibilities of public-private partnership in the Ukrainian port sector, in particular the pilot projects of concessions of state -operated ports of Olvia and Kherson, as well as plans for concession projects of the state stevedoring companies in the ports of Yuzhny and Chornomorsk.
Veckagans also attended the participated in the 14th World Shipping Summit, which this year combined with the above-mentioned exhibition and was organized by China’s COSCO Shipping.
The business program of USPA in Shanghai and Beijing includes a series of meetings with the leadership of the largest Chinese companies that implement or finance large-scale transport infrastructure development projects around the world. Representatives of these companies have already visited Ukraine this year and had the opportunity to personally familiarize themselves with the work of the ports of Odessa and Chornomorsk.
The China International Import Expo (CIIE) will be held until November 10th. The event is attended by companies from 172 countries.
Source: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
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