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In the framework of the Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019 events will be held for investors on pilot projects for concessions o

Thursday, 16 May 2019 | 00:00

A round table will be held in Odessa on May 31, during which investors and business representatives interested in participating in pilot concessions of government stevedores in the ports of Olvia and Kherson will have the opportunity to receive up-to-date information and answers to their questions from consultants and involved parties in projects. Also in the forum a series of individual meetings and consultations with representatives of investors will be held.

Representatives of USPA, IFC, EBRD, PPP SPILNO, World Bank and European Investment Bank will discuss important issues of concession tenders and conditions for participation of interested investors in the framework of the round table “Pilot projects of public-private partnership in the seaports of Ukraine”. Providing investors with timely information on concession projects directly from project developers will help ensure maximum transparency in the conduct of tenders and attract the maximum number of participants to their implementation.

Image: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA)

“I am convinced that, on the eve of the announcement of the first concession tenders, it is important to discuss in detail with potential investors and industry representatives the pilot projects and future concession plans at the seaports of Ukraine,” said Oleg Kudashov, Senior Investment Specialist at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). It is important to analyze the regulatory framework for PPP regulation, as well as focus on the practical issues of concession tenders that may arise from stakeholders.”

“On our part, we see the readiness of the Government of Ukraine, in particular, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and the Ukraine Sea Ports Authority for a constructive dialogue with businesses regarding finding the optimal concession model based on the balance of interests of all stakeholders, therefore we invite interested investors to an open discussion” – adds Mark Magaletsky, Head of the Infrastructure Sector in Ukraine, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The round table will be held on May 31, 2019 at Bristol Hotel, Odessa in the framework of one of the most significant events of the Ukrainian maritime industry – Ukrainian Ports Forum 2019, which will take place in Odessa. The organizers of the forum are the State Enterprise “Ukraine Sea Ports Authority” and the Center of Transport Strategies.
Source: USPA (Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority)

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