Business news from Ukraine

RATIO OF FERTILITY AND MORTALITY BY REGION AS OF OF JAN 31, 2020

Ratio of fertility and mortality by region as of of Jan 31, 2020

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FOUR AIR QUALITY MONITORING STATIONS TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN KIEV IN 2020

Four air quality monitoring stations will be constructed in Kyiv in 2020, the press service of Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) has said. “The first four air quality monitoring stations will be constructed on the left bank of the Dnipro River in Kyiv in 2020. The construction of a chemical treatment system will also be launched at the Energia incineration plant,” reads the statement.
Kyiv City Council has allocated funds from the budget for the construction of the air quality monitoring system, the press service said.

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OSCHADBANK PLANS TO CLOSE 600 BRANCHES IN 2020

Oschadbank (Kyiv) plans to reduce the number of branches from 2,400 to 1,800-2,000 next year and update the remaining ones as part of the continued optimization of the network of branches of the financial institution. “We now have 2,400 branches. According to the plan, about 1,800-2,000 should remain. At the same time, we emphasize that all financial services will be available to customers throughout Ukraine,” Apine Baiba, the head of the supervisory board of Oschadbank, said in an interview with FinClub.
According to her, Oschadbank has already begun optimizing the network by updating more than 650 branches. At the same time, according to the old model, about 1,800 branches are still operating.
“Next year we need to make a choice: reformat them to a new business model or reduce them. And we cannot delay this process, because it affects the bank’s performance,” she said.
She clarified that the financial institution’s specialists are also working on transferring services from the branches to an online mode.
Oschadbank was founded in 1991. Its sole owner is the state.
Oschadbank ranked second among 76 banks operating in the country on October 1, 2019 in terms of total assets (UAH 274.609 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

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UKRAINIAN CABINET EXTENDS PILOT PROJECT FOR ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION FOR 2020

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has extended a pilot project for organ transplantation for 2020.
“This will allow agreements to be concluded with all licensed institutions providing medical services,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk said on Telegram.
According to the wording of the resolution, published on the Cabinet’s website, all medical institutions that have a license to provide organ transplantation services were included in the list of participants in the pilot project.
In addition, the Cabinet authorized the use of funds to pay for a hematopoietic stem cell transplant from abroad, as well as allowed prepayment of organ transplantation services and the use of the remaining funds of 2019 in 2020.
“We are improving the transparency of procedures for treating Ukrainians abroad, we are laying down financing for such an opportunity for our people, and we are also strengthening the fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in Ukraine,” he said.

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