PILOT CONCESSION PROJECT OF THE SE “KHERSON COMMERCIAL SEAPORT”

On 8th February, 2019 Andrii Gordieiev, the Head of Kherson Regional State Administration, has discussed with Viktor Dovgan, the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, and Taras Boychuk, the Head of Project office of the state and private partnership in infrastructure “SP3ILNO”, concession of Kherson commercial seaport (KCSP). Oleksandr Suhyn, the Acting Director of the port, and Volodymyr Garaschenko, the Acting Manager of Kherson subsidiary of SE “Administration of seaports of Ukraine”, have joint the discussion too.

KCSP is situated in the mouth of the river Dnipro, distance to Dniprobuzkiy Lyman is 28 km and to the Black Sea – 90 km. Due to access to the river, the railway and motorways, the port can be viewed as an attractive multimodal cargo hub. However, a limited potential of the port needs additional financial resources for its development, namely concession under the state and private partnership.

The Deputy Minister convinced that such projects are being successfully implemented in economically developed countries and countries that rebuild its national economy in unfavorable situation.

The state and private partnership will permit to attract private capital into the infrastructure in short terms and guarantee rapid economic growth. Specialists forecast an increase of local budget revenues in amount of UAH 55 mln.

Andrii Gordieiev is convinced that development of KCSP is strategically important for the region. It depends on modernization of infrastructure, improvement of staff management, reduction of corruption component and other factors provided by the concession.

Furthermore, participants of the meeting discussed construction of a new deep-water seaport on the Dniprobuzkiy Lyman near Oleksandrivka Village, Bilozerskiy district, by the company NIBULON, condition of the regional motorways, overpass construction on Admiral Senyavin Avenue and Zalaegerseg Street in Kherson, construction of sport yards in the region and construction of tourism complex “La Perla Azzurra” on the coast of the Black Sea.

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