Today, November 29, the Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii is part of the delegation of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on a two-day working visit to Turkey. The trip, led by the Prime Minister, included a roundtable discussion with top Turkish companies with a total investment portfolio of $ 5 billion.
The parties discussed possible cooperation in the implementation of promising investment projects in Ukraine with the involvement of public-private partnership mechanisms.
Vladyslav Kryklii noted that Ukraine was interested in developing mutually beneficial investment cooperation with Turkey and already had a positive experience of cooperation with Turkish companies.
The Minister 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 happy to see more Turkish companies in Ukraine, which are ready to participate in the implementation of large-scale investment projects responsibly and offer a competitive value.
Vladyslav Kryklii told about the first successful examples of such a partnership - the signing of concession agreements in the seaports of Olvia and Kherson with a total investment of about USD 134 million. Next in line are the concessions of the railway and ferry complex as well as the first and container terminals of the port of Chornomorsk, the passenger complex in the port of Odesa, 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 road sections with the lengh of 1,400 km to be implemented under the First Program of Public-Private Partnership in the Road Industry has already been completed. In addition, international consultants finalized the assessment of the concession of Kharkiv, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytsky, Mykolayiv, Chop and Kyiv railway stations with a total investment worth UAH 3.8 billion.
The list of promising projects in Ukraine also includes the construction of a new airdrome in Zakarpattia and the reconstruction of 13 more regional airports in Cherkasy, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Kherson, Vinnytsia, Odesa, Dnipro, Poltava, Rivne, Sumy, Kryvyi Rih, Mykolaiv and Zhytomyr. One of the Turkish companies has expressed interest in modernizing the airport in Kherson.