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CARGO TRANSPORTATION ALONG DNIPRO GOES UP BY 28% IN 2021

The volume of cargo transportation along the Dnipro River in 2021 amounted to 14.36 million tonnes, which is 28% more than in 2020.
According to the statistics posted by the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority on Facebook, the most was transported: construction cargo – 9.5 million tonnes (an increase of 62.8%), grain – more than 3.61 million tonnes (2.4 less than last year), metal products – more than 1.22 million tonnes (a decrease of 33.4%).
In addition, in 2021, some 24,500 tonnes of oil products were transported along the Dnipro (a decrease of 43.8%).
The number of passages last year amounted to 15,838 (an increase of 36.8%).
The monitoring of vessels on the Dnipro River was conducted by the River information service of the Delta-Pilot branch of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.

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CARGO TRANSPORTATION DNIPRO RAISES UP BY 31% THIS YEAR

The volume of cargo transported on the Dnipro River in January-November 2021 amounted to more than 13.2 million tonnes, which is 31% more than in the same period in 2020.
According to statistics posted on the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, most of all were transported: construction materials – 8.8 million tonnes (an increase of 72%), grain – more than 3.1 million tonnes (at the level of last year) and metal products – more than 1.1 million tonnes (a decrease of 30%).
In addition, for the 11 months of this year, 24,500 tonnes of dangerous goods were transported along the Dnipro.
The number of passages for the specified period was 14,700 (an increase of 40%), of which internal – 12,900, sea – 1,800.
The monitoring of vessels on the Dnipro River was carried out by the river information service of the Delta-Pilot branch of the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority.

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PRIVATE HOUSES IN SUBURBS OF KYIV, KHARKIV, ODESA, DNIPRO AND LVIV FROM JULY TO SEPT INCREASE IN PRICE

Private houses in the suburbs of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro and Lviv from July to September 2021 have risen in price by an average of 3-5%, President of the Association of Real Estate Specialists (Realtors) of Ukraine Yuriy Pita has told Interfax-Ukraine. “Over the past three months, a slowdown in the growth rate of their cost has been observed in the market for private estates. At the moment, the demand for private houses has been met by almost 90%,” Pita said. According to him, houses with an area of up to 150 square meters, located in the near suburbs (up to 20 km) of million-plus cities, were actively getting more expensive. The cost of other properties in the third quarter increased insignificantly, within 2.5-3%.
According to the association, a gradual decrease in the demand has been observed since the second half of this year: from July to September, the number of potential buyers decreased by 10%.
“Gradually, the supply begins to prevail over the existing demand, this is a significant factor for pricing in the segment of private houses,” the specialist said.
According to him, by the end of the year the price situation in the segment of private estates will remain stable with insignificant price fluctuations within 1.5% for small houses.
“According to the forecasts of the association, the cost of private houses is the ceiling for the existing demand. And further price increases will not be economically justified. Price stability may last until April 2022,” he said.
According to Pita, prices of land plots for private development in the third quarter increased by an average of 5%. At the same time, more than 60% of the demand is concentrated on plots with an area of 8-15 acres with supplied communications in picturesque locations at a distance of up to 20 km from the city limits. The demand for plots for construction of cottage townships remains stable, but here the choice of options is not very large, the expert notes.
He believes that price stability in the segment of land plots can hold out at least until April 2022, the start of a new active season.

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UKRAINE PLANS IMPLEMENTATION OF $200 MLN DNIPRO TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT PROJECT

The Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine has supported the implementation of the Dnipro Transportation investment project of the Ukrainian Danube Navigation, according to the shipping company’s Facebook page.
The company emphasizes that the approval of the investment project by the relevant ministry is an important and decisive step for signing appropriate credit agreements with international financial organizations.
The Dnipro Transportation investment project provides for building 16 pusher tugs with hybrid diesel engines, 31 Europe-2 class barges, as well as building and overhauls of five locations for the layover and maintenance of the fleet, etc.
The total cost of the project is more than $ 200 million.
“In the future, PrJSC Ukrainian Danube Navigation will continue to work on the implementation of the Dnipro Transportation project with international financial organizations, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and the transport committee of the Verkhovna Rada to obtain appropriate state guarantees and work out the involvement of a wider range of international partners in the project on mutually beneficial commercial terms,” the report says.
The company also emphasizes that the implementation of the project will allow the implementation of measures to revive the E-40 river route, use the transit potential of the Dnipro River, as well as reduce the load on Ukrainian roads and railways, create orders for the shipbuilding industry and reduce the volume of pollutant emissions into the air.

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CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AIRFIELD AT INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN DNIPRO STARTS

The construction of a new airfield at the international airport in Dnipro has begun, the work is to be completed in 36 months, the head of the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects of Ukraine (Ukrinfraproekt), Kyrylo Khomiakov, said on Facebook.
He said the new terminal of the airport, in turn, will be built and put into operation in 18 months.
“The first phase of construction includes all earthworks, the construction of a new apron and taxiways to connect the new terminal to the old lane during the construction of the new lane. This means that passengers will be able to use the new terminal and aircraft will be able to use the new apron by the end of next year!” he wrote.
The old runway will be operational during construction.
As reported, the state enterprise Financing of Infrastructure Projects (Fininpro) signed an agreement with Altis-Construction LLC for the purchase of works on building a new airfield at Dnipro International Airport with an offer 30.6% lower than the expected cost for UAH 3.95 billion.
According to Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy, back in September 2020, preparatory work began at the facility to ensure the continuous operation of the airport during construction. At the same time, a private investor, NS Dnipro, began to build new passenger and VIP terminals.
It is planned to build a runway with a length of 3.2 km at Dnipro airport. The cost of the project, according to the state examination report, is UAH 6.23 billion.
For the current year, the government has allocated UAH 1.4 billion for the construction of the airfield.

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ALTIS-CONSTRUCTION TO BUILD AIRFIELD IN DNIPRO

Altis-Construction LLC has won a tender for the purchase by the state-owned enterprise Financing of Infrastructure Projects (FinInPro), a new airfield construction at the international airport of the city of Dnipro, with an offer 30.6% lower than the expected cost.
According to the information on the tender page in the state electronic trading system ProZorro, Altis-Construction offered the final cost of the work in the amount of UAH 3.95 billion, which is 30.6% lower than the expected price (UAH 5.69 billion).
“Finally, the most expensive international tender in the history of airport construction took place, for the choice of the general contractor for the construction of the airfield of Dnipro international airport […] The path to this was not easy, but we coped, despite three rounds of appeals to the Antimonopoly Committee,” Head of State Agency for Infrastructure Projects of Ukraine (Ukrinfraproekt) Kyrylo Khomiakov wrote on his Telegram channel.
He said that seven companies took part in the auction, two of which are foreign (Turkey and Belarus).
According to Khomiakov, the contract with the winner will be signed in accordance with the law on public procurement.
The next step is to start construction work.
It is planned to build a runway with a length of 3.2 km at Dnipro airport. The cost of the project, according to the state examination report is UAH 6.23 billion.
The construction period is about three years.
This year the government has allocated UAH 1.4 billion for the construction of an airfield in Dnipro.

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