Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii held a working meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to Ukraine Ole Egberg Mikkelsen on March 5, in Kyiv.
The parties discussed prospects for cooperation between the two countries in various infrastructure areas, including in the maritime sector. The meeting was also attended by the Head of the SPILNO Project Office Taras Boychuk, representatives of the Danish Embassy in Ukraine and the Ministry.
Vladyslav Kryklii shared the Ministry's plans to implement promising public-private partnership projects in the maritime sector and told that the Ministry of Infrastructure was currently actively working with the EBRD and IFC to ensure the successful launch of tenders for the next 2 concession projects in the Chornomorsk Sea Port. These are concessions of the railway and ferry complex, as well as the first and container terminals. Representatives of the EBRD and IFC have already agreed to finance the preparation of a feasibility study and tender documents for the concession project for the railway and ferry complex in the port of Chernomorsk. In addition, the preparation of a pre-feasibility study for the concession of the first and container terminals of the Chornomorsk seaport is underway. Preliminary results of the study are expected in March 2021, after which the Ministry of Infrastructure will decide on the expediency of preparing a feasibility study," said Vladyslav Kryklii.
According to him, the Ministry expects that concession tenders for projects in the Chornomorsk port will be announced by the end of this year. "We are open to the implementation of joint concession projects in the maritime sector together with Danish business and we will be happy to see Danish companies among the participants in future open tenders," stressed Vladyslav Kryklii.
The parties also discussed the possible participation of the Danish side in other concession projects in seaports sector as well as in the implementation of the First Public-Private Partnership Program in the road sector.