Ukraine is interested in implementing promising investment projects in the maritime sector in cooperation with American business.
Infrastructure Minister Kryklii said this during a webinar dedicated to the Maritime Infrastructure Modernization Program in Ukraine, which took place under the auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry reports.
"We are open to investors and the implementation of promising investment projects in the maritime industry in cooperation with American business and are happy to invite you to invest in Ukraine," he said.
The infrastructure minister informed about the successful experience of implementing the first concession projects in the ports of Olvia and Kherson. According to him, the ministry is planning to implement next concessions in the industry.
"We are currently in the process of preparing concession projects in the seaports of Berdiansk, Izmail and Mariupol. We are also preparing a project of the concession for a passenger terminal in the Odesa Sea Port, the concession of a railway and ferry complex and a container terminal in the Black Sea port,” he said.
The event was attended by U.S. Chargé d'Affaires in Ukraine Kristina Kvien, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Trade Policy David de Falco, SPILNO Project Office Chair Taras Boychuk, Director of the Infrastructure Support Team Iryna Koshel, and representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, EBRD, US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), U.S. Export-Import Bank, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, ADM Ukraine LLC, AVELLUM, Baker & McKenzie, Aon Ukraine, CHS Ukraine LLC and other companies.
The participants in the event also discussed the possible participation of American business representatives in the implementation of promising public-private partnership projects in the road sector.