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NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN UKRAINE DOUBLES IN Q1 2019

The total area of new residential and nonresidential buildings as of the start of their construction in January-March 2019 grew 1.9-fold year-over-year, to 2.7 million square meters. According to the report, the total area of apartment buildings in Q1 2019 was 2.662 million square meters (97% of the total volume), single-apartment buildings – 56,500 square meters and dormitories – 18,200 square meters.
The total area of new residential buildings at the beginning of construction in Kyiv grew 3.3-fold in Q1 2019, to 1.1 million square meters, while in Kyiv region the growth was small, to 220,000 square meters (212,000 square meters in 2018).
According to statistical data, the growth in the volume of new housing construction was also recorded in Lviv (3.2 times, to 377,900 square meters), Odesa (1.7 times, to 376,400 square meters), Kharkiv (1.6 times, to 231,300 square meters) and other regions.

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T.B.FRUIT BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF PLANT FOR PROCESSING FRUITS IN POLAND

T.B.Fruit, one of the largest processors of fruits and berries in Ukraine, has begun the construction of the eighth plant of the group for processing fruits and berries in Brzostowiec (Poland), investment in which will amount to EUR45 million, founder of T.B.Fruit Taras Barschovsky has said. “The capacity for apple processing will be 300,000 tonnes, strawberries 10,000 tonnes, cherries 6,000 tonnes, raspberries 12,000 tonnes, currants some 7,000 tonnes per year. Production start is scheduled for July 2020,” he told the Interfax-Ukraine agency.
According to Barschovsky, investments in the plant are estimated at EUR45 million.
T.B.Fruit is a vertically integrated international group of companies with a closed production cycle (growing raw materials, processing, transportation).
The group of companies was established in July 2011 after the consolidation of all the assets of businessman Taras Barschovsky.

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UKRAINE PLANS TO PRESENT INVESTMENT PROJECT ON CONSTRUCTION OF ICE ARENA IN KYIV WORTH UAH 1.7 BLN

Ukraine at the Ukraine Reform Conference in Canada (Toronto) in July 2019 plans to present a government investment project on construction of an ice arena in Kyiv for UAH 1.68 billion, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine has reported. The proposal was announced by First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Development and Trade Stepan Kubiv at the meeting of the interdepartmental commission on the issues of the investment projects headed by him held at the end of April.
The commission supported his initiative to provide the first budget financing of the project now, rather than in July, as planned, in order to begin developing project documentation and have time to prepare a project presentation for the conference in Toronto.
According to the minutes of the meeting of the commission, the funding for this project from the national budget has not yet been provided.
The executor of the project is the state-owned enterprise central training sport base Ice Stadium. Its implementation is scheduled for 2019-2021, and in 2019, it is planned to allocate UAH 5 million.

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BELGIUM COMPANY FINISHES CONSTRUCTION OF FIRST PHASE OF 6 MW SOLAR POWER PLANT IN UKRAINE

Belgium’s Upgrade Energy is finishing construction of a first phase of a solar power plant with a capacity of 5.9 MW in Korosten district of Zhytomyr region, installing 18,000 PV modules, the press service of the Zhytomyr Regional Administration has reported, referring to acting Director of the agricultural and industrial development and economic policy of the regional administration Viktor Hradivsky.
The total capacity of Irshansk solar power plant will be 25-30 MW.
In 2018, the Zhytomyr Regional Administration signed 14 memorandums with investors in solar power plants. In particular, Altostrata Energy Limited (Ireland) proposed a 65 MW solar power plant project in Luhyny district. In April, Altostrata Energy signed an agreement on connecting the plant to the power grid, and at the end of the month the company intends to start construction.
In the summer of 2019, a 10 MW plant is also expected to be launched in the village of Chopovychi, Malyn district, by the GESS group of companies (the United States).
In March, public hearings were held on the establishment of a feed-in tariff for a 20 MW solar power plant on the territory of the Khoroshiv merged territorial community, which Global Ecopower SA (France) intends to build.
As reported, Modus Energy International B.V. LLC (Lithuania) plans to build a 35 MW solar power plant on the territory of Lubar merged community. In February 2019, the company received a declaration for construction, as well as technical conditions for connection from national energy company Ukrenergo.
Eney International LLC is preparing land utilization documentation for the construction of a 55 MW solar power plant in the Brusyliv district.
A subsidiary of Naftogaz-Energoservice is developing a construction project for a 30 MW solar power plant on the territory of the Dubysche village council of Chudniv district.
Currently, one industrial 15 MW Hanska solar power plant (the investor is Better Energy Energo, Denmark) is operating in Zhytomyr region, which was launched at the end of last year.

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EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK WILL ISSUE GRANT TO DEVELOP HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION IN UKRAINE

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide grant assistance to the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) to develop a feasibility study for the construction of the Lviv-Mukachevo-Uzhgorod highway with a branch to the Hungarian border, the agency’s press service has reported. “This corridor is very important for Ukraine, because the export flow to the countries of Southern and South-Western Europe is directed through it. In addition, the new road will also provide a stable communication with Zakarpattia region,” Oleksandr Kava, the adviser to the Ukravtodor head, said.
According to the report, the new road will connect with the Hungarian M3 highway through the Dyida checkpoint and the Slovak D1 highway through the Uzhgorod checkpoint.
The maximum speed on the highway will be 130 km/h.
“This road will reduce the trip time in the direction of Lviv-Mukachevo to an hour and a half instead of the current 3.5 hours,” the report says.

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CONSTRUCTION OF HILTON HOTEL IN LVIV APPROVED

The Hilton Hotel will be built on the site where a museum in the Bohdan Khmelnytsky Park of Lviv that was closed, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovy said at a meeting of the executive committee of Lviv City Council.
“We have made a decision: in Lviv, they want to build a hotel, it seems, Hilton. There should be half of the building – a classic hotel, half of the building – an apartment hotel. This should be a building of high architectural level – a work of art,” Sadovy said.
According to him, the developer agreed to finance the reconstruction of the Bohdan Khmelnytsky Park.
According to the text of the decision of September 20, 2018, the Lviv City Council approved the sale of a land parcel of 1.06 hectares located at 1, Lyzhvyarska Street in Lviv to Aparthotel LLC for UAH 18.52 million.
According to town planning conditions, the height of the building should not exceed 34 m. The building area is approximately 1,600 square meters. The total area of apartments is 8,300 square meters, or 157 apartments. The infrastructure of the facility will also include an underground parking area of 1,400 square meters.

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