Ukraine is interested in developing mutually beneficial investment cooperation with Turkey, Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii said at a round table meeting with leading Turkish companies.
As the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure informs, further cooperation between Ukraine and Turkish companies is possible with the involvement of public-private partnership mechanisms. According to Kryklii, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine recently approved a list of Ukraine’s priority investment projects for the next three years with infrastructure and transport projects accounting for 40% of them. Therefore, the Ukrainian side will be glad to welcome more Turkish companies which are ready to participate in the implementation of large-scale investment projects responsibly and at a competitive cost.
In particular, the Ministry of Infrastructure prepares the railway and ferry complex and the first and container terminals of the port of Chornomorsk, the passenger terminal in the port of Odesa, as well as sea trade ports in Berdiansk and Izmail for concession. In addition, the public-private partnership projects in the road and railway sectors are being actively prepared. In particular, the pre-feasibility study for six pilot sections of 1,400 km of roads was completed and the concession of railway stations in seven cities was estimated.
The list of promising projects in Ukraine also includes the construction of a new airport in Zakarpattia region 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. The Ministry of Infrastructure notes that one of the Turkish companies expressed willingness to modernize the airport in Kherson.
As reported, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal began a working visit to Turkey on November 29.
Prime Minister is accompanied by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Strategic Industries Oleh Urusky, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Emine Dzheppar, and Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Taras Kachka.