Public joint-stock company Agrarian Fund has signed a contract with Turkey’s Alapala Makina Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.Ş. to supply equipment of a new flour mill. The company said on its website that the cost of the first part of the framework contract is EUR 2.5 million. The sum of the tied loan is EUR 2 million. “The Agrarian Fund has concluded a beneficial contract with the Turkish company Alapala on the terms of attracting a tied loan for a period of three years. In a year and a half, Ukraine will have a new high-tech production facility,” Board Chairman of the Agrarian Fund Andriy Radchenko said.
The equipment will be manufactured within six months, then it will be delivered to Ukraine, installed and launched. The mill should be put into operation in 18 months.
The production capacity of the future flour-grinding complex will amount to 300 tonnes of grain per day. The enterprise will have with high-tech equipment, which has no analogues in Ukraine. The equipment will allow expanding the product line (bakery, confectionery mixes and vitaminized flour).
Now the Agrarian Fund considers four areas where the future flour milling complex can be built – Kyiv, Cherkasy, Kharkiv or Vinnytsia. PJSC Agrarian Fund was created in the spring of 2013 under a government resolution.
Ukraine should simplify the procedure for import of medical equipment and medical products for signing long-term contracts with foreign producers after the completion of international purchases. Country Manager for Region Emerging East at Medtronic Stefan Linder told this to Interfax-Ukraine at the opening of the Odrex heart clinic in Odesa on Thursday, April 12.
“At present, the number of requirements and regulatory mechanisms that the Ukrainian side puts forward for medical products imported into its territory is so great that we cannot import them as easily as international organizations do. If this changes, then we will be very happy to agree to that long-term contracts with a national procurement agency,” he said. At the same time, he stressed the need to focus the efforts of the Ukrainian side on creating opportunities to “get independence from imports and create conditions within the country to meet the demand in the production of medical goods and medical equipment.”
Medtronic is one of the world’s largest companies engaged in the development and provision of medical technologies, services and solutions to relieve pain and restore health. Medtronic is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Medtronic provides services to doctors, medical institutions and patients in more than 160 countries.