Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MIU) plans to realise projects on transfer of the state-owned stevedoring companies in Mariupol, Berdiansk and Odessa sea ports and the rail ferry complex of Chornomorsk port to concession. This has been voiced by Minister Vladyslav Kryklii, as per the Press Office of MIU.
“Thanks to the new Law on Concessions, our choice is the concession of infrastructure objects. We have already launched concession tenders in ports. Till 06 December it is possible to apply for the concession at the sea port of Kherson, and till 16 December – at Olvia port. For those who can’t manage to apply in December, we prepare a package of concession tenders in the ports of Mariupol, Berdiansk and Odessa, as well as the rail ferry terminal in Chornomorsk sea trade port. Supported by World Bank we work on projects of concessioned motor roads, cooperating with IFC we help the municipalities to develop concessions of airports in Kherson, Chernivtsi and Zaporizhia, as well as the cargo terminal in Bila Tserkva airport. We also prepare concession projects for the railway stations of Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytskyi, Mykolaiv, and Chop”, announced Minister of Infrastructure during the investment forum Re: Think. Invest in Ukraine, started in Mariupol on Tuesday 29 October.
Mr. Kryklii has also noted that besides concession ventures MIU also collaborates with international financial institutions on other conditions. He summed up: “Lately we have commenced our cooperation with China Road and Bridge Corporation in the business case of an automotive trunk road construction over the Dnipro river in Zaporizhia city. It is a highway 9.1 km long with 26 artificial structures including 2 bridges – over the river Dnipro and the Old Dnipro river. The intended investments amount to $550M. Also, we to plan to erect a bridge crossing over the Pivdennyi Bug river in the city of Mykolaiv jointly with the Japanese investment agency JICA”.