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UKRAINIAN CONSTRUCTION MINISTRY IN 2020 BANS HOSTELS, SHOPS OVER 1,000 SQUARE METERS IN HOUSING COMPLEXES

The updated state construction standards, which ban to arrange hotels, hostels and shops with a total area over 1,000 square meters in the new housing complexes, will come into force from January 1, 2020, a press service of Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Lev Partskhaladze has said.
According to a report, new state construction standards also ban to arrange in the housing complex specialized establishments and enterprises, operation of which can cause air or territory pollution; specialized stores of construction materials, lubricants and other goods (for example, paints, varnishes, flammable substances and materials); workshops for the repair of shoes and household appliances and appliances with an area of over 100 square meters: baths, saunas, production facilities, funeral homes and others.
At the same time, the document permits designing on any floors of the housing complex built-in and built-in attached public premises: shops, cafes, beauty salons, bank branches, etc. Previously, this was permitted only up to the third floor inclusively.
The norm applies exclusively to new construction of the residential buildings. In addition, a mandatory requirement for the placement of such a built-in institution is placing it in a separate fire compartment.
The exception is objects that negatively affect a person in terms of noise, vibration, electromagnetic radiation and radiation. For example, a cafe with a round-the-clock mode of operation, increased noise levels and so on.

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UKRAINE BANS IMPORTS OF RUSSIAN CEMENT, PLYWOOD

The Ukrainian government has broadened its list of banned Russian commodities to include Portland, alumina, blast furnace, sulfate resistant, and similar types of neat cement, both dyed and non-dyed, ready-to-use or clinker, as well as plywood, veneered boards, and similar plywood materials.
The decision was made at a government meeting on Wednesday.
“It is prohibited to import into Ukraine such groups of Russian commodities as industrial goods, mineral fertilizers, agricultural products, and transportation vehicles, including cement and plywood,” the Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister and Economic Development and Trade Minister, Stepan Kubiv, said presenting the resolution.
According to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ukraine imported almost $17 million worth of cement products from Russia in 2018, while plywood imports amounted to $19.7 million over that period.

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