PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia estimates the cost of implementing high-speed rail service of up to 250 km/h between Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv via Vinnytsia at $16 billion, the director for strategic development and investment policy at Ukrzaliznytsia, Anton Sabolevsky, has told Interfax-Ukraine. “Within the framework of the working group on the introduction of high-speed rail traffic, we estimated how much the construction of infrastructure for organization of high-speed communication between Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv via Vinnytsia could cost in principle. To build this infrastructure, about $16 billion is needed, taking into account the acquisition of appropriate rolling stock, its service centers and management,” he said.
At the same time, he noted Ukrzaliznytsia has not calculated the cost of high-speed communication between all the regional centers of Ukraine, since the implementation of such a project goes beyond the long-term planning and can be carried out exclusively in stages.
According to him, the work on implementing the infrastructure project for organization of high-speed rail service along the Kyiv-Kharkiv route could take at least ten years.
Lavina Mall LLC (Kyiv), the owner of Lavina Mall in Kyiv, posted UAH 119.9 million of net profit in January-March 2018 compared with net loss of UAH 114 million year-over-year.
According to a financial report of the company in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market, net revenue grew 2.6-fold, to UAH 154.9 million.
Gross profit soared 11-fold, reaching UAH 98.4 million, and operating profit – 19-fold, to UAH 154.9 million.
Uncovered loss in Q1 2018 fell by 34%, to UAH 229 million.
Total bills receivable over the period rose by 6.8%, to UAH 546.8 million.
Non-current liabilities increased 5%, to UAH 1.72 billion, and current liabilities decreased 18%, to UAH 820 million.
Lavina Mall was opened early December 2016.
Megaline LLC (Kyiv) was the developer of the mall.
Lavina Mall LLC was founded in 2013. Its core business is leasing and operation of own and leased property.
According to the unified public register of companies, the only participant of Lavina Mall LLC as of April 2018 was Iksoria Business Limited (Nicosia, Cyprus). The ultimate beneficiary is Toms Per Andres (Sweden), while as of Q3 2017 Vagif Aliyev was the ultimate beneficiary.
Some 4,063 taxpayers declared income in the amount of more than UAH 1 million received in 2017, the youngest millionaire living in Cherkasy is seven years old, the State Fiscal Service has said. “Compared with the corresponding period last year, the number of millionaires this year increased by 559 citizens or by 16%. One citizen declared income exceeding UAH 1 billion,” the press service of the agency said, citing acting head of the service Myroslav Prodan.
The largest number of millionaires, some 2,270 taxpayers, are citizens aged 45 and older, whereas 1,605 citizens at the age of 30 to 45 years declared income exceeding UAH 1 million, and 188 citizens under 30 years. The oldest millionaire is 99 years old (Kyiv).
According to the agency, millionaires received UAH 9.8 billion income mainly at the expense of the item “other income” (additional benefit, interest accrued on deposit accounts at the bank, dividends, etc.), UAH 6.3 billion of foreign income, UAH 3.6 billion of income from operations for the sale or exchange of movable and immovable property, and UAH 2.5 billion of inheritance or received as a gift.
“Almost 44% of the total number of millionaires are registered in Kyiv (1,816 people). Among the leaders are also Kharkiv region with 299 people, Dnipropetrovsk region with 269 people, Kyiv region with 275 people, and Odesa region with 207 people,” Prodan said.
At the same time, according to the agency, the average annual income of one millionaire in Ukraine is UAH 8.2 million.
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has said that the city authorities are preparing to open several updated tourist sites in 2018 that will help attract more tourists in Kyiv, Kyiv City State Administration’s (KCSA) press service reported on March 31.
“The Champions League final will be held on May 26. We are expecting many tourists. Our goal is to make sure that each of them, upon return home, could tell about the wonderful city of Kyiv. The tourism industry is one of the profitable articles of each city. In the past year, our capital was visited by one-and-a-half million tourists. This year we expect two-and-a-half million guests. I am convinced that Kyiv has great tourist potential, and we are developing it. This year, we will renew St. Volodymyr Hill, the Alley of Artists, and the Landscape Alley. We will soon open very beautiful stairs from the Landscape Alley to the Honchari-Kozhumiaky natural landmark. We will develop the territory around St. Andrew’s Church,” Klitschko said.
According to him, each tourist spends an average of $150 a day in Kyiv, which also invests in the capital’s economy.
According to the report, many guests will come to the city this autumn, when Kyiv hosts the 56th Congress of the World Boxing Council (WBC). Such a great boxing event in Ukraine will be held for the first time.