Polax Ltd. (Odesa) of deputy of Odesa City Council Vasyl Shkriabai plans in the fourth quarter of 2018 to launch the second stage of the shopping and entertainment center Gagarinn Plaza with a leased area of 20,000 square meters in Odesa. The press service of JLL said the second stage of the Gagarinn Plaza shopping center will be the first shopping and leisure facility opened in Odesa since 2015. JLL acts as an exclusive consultant, Polax LLC is the developer of the facility.
According to JLL, Poland’s LPP and Wittchen, the chains Foxtrot (900 sq m), Chudo Ostriv (1,180 sq m), Zoloty Vik and others became leasers of the new stage.
The anchor tenants will be a Silpo supermarket (3,000 square meters) and the children’s entertainment center Dytiacha Planeta (2,200 square meters). The tenant of the entertainment zone will be Odesa’s first children’s city of professions Kid’s Will and the first eight-hall Multiplex cinema.
The area of the facility is designed for more than 320,000 people.
Polax LLX was established in 1996. It is engaged in leasing and management of own and rented real estate.
Ukraine’s retail trade in January-June 2018 increased by 6.2%.
Four regions (City of Kyiv with Kyiv region, Dnipropetrovsk region, Kharkiv region and Odesa region) amount to 51% of total trade turnover.
Luhansk and Ternopil are on the last places.
In June 2018 alone, retail trade decreased by 0.8% compared to May 2018, but it grew by 6.3% compared to June 2017.
Hutchison Ports (the parent holding is CK Hutchison Holdings) has registered subsidiary Hutchison Ports Ukraine (Odesa) for work in Ukraine. According to the single state register of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and public associations, the charter capital of Hutchison Ports Ukraine is UAH 700,000, of which UAH 7,000 were contributed by Hutchison Ports Netherlander, UAH 693,000 by Hutchison Ports Turkey.
The company will deal with the transport processing of goods (the core business), as well as provide auxiliary services for water transport and carry out other supporting activities in the field of transport. Yevhenia Chirikova has been appointed head of the company since July 18, 2018. The company was registered on July 18 of this year.
As reported, in December 2017 the Infrastructure Ministry commission approved the application of Hutchison Ports to rent the territory of Chornomorsk port (Odesa region) in the area of berths Nos. 1-6.
Atlasjet Ukraine (the AtlasGlobal brand) will begin flights from Odesa International Airport on the route Istanbul-Odesa-Istanbul from November 1, the airport press service has reported.
Such a decision is dictated by operational reasons, the company told Interfax-Ukraine.
“The company continues to work, but in the summer season it will carry out only the charter program,” the source added.
At the first stage, flights will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The journey takes one hour and 40 minutes.
All flights will be operated by Airbus 320 aircraft with eight business class seats and 156 economy class seats.
As reported, on April 24 Atlasjet Ukraine suspended the scheduled flights to Istanbul from Ukrainian cities.
Atlasjet Ukraine was registered in Ukraine on September 13, 2013, and on April 2, 2014 it received a license from the State Aviation Service of Ukraine to carry out regular passenger flights.
The company carried out regular flights, in particular, from Lviv, Kharkiv and Zaporizhia to Istanbul from September 2015. It uses the AtlasGlobal trademark for provision of services in Ukraine.
Public joint-stock company Odesa Port-Side Plant until July 12, 2018 accept applications for selecting a new partner for processing gas into mineral fertilizers on a tolling basis. “We invite interested companies to send their bids, meeting the mandatory conditions regarding the processing of tolling natural gas at the plant until 16:00 Kyiv time on July 12, 2018,” the enterprise said on its website.
First Deputy Director Mykola Schurikov said that if it is necessary to conduct preliminary negotiations, it is possible to organize working meetings with the management of the enterprise.
As reported, All-Ukrainian Energy Company won a tender to use the facilities of Odesa Port-Side Plant for processing gas into mineral fertilizers on a tolling basis in December 2017.
However, on April 30, 2018, the plant was stopped, as the company violated the contract with Ukrtransgaz.
Schurikov said that the plant in two months of cooperation with All-Ukrainian Energy Company received over UAH 140 million and saw no losses.
Odesa Port-Side Plant refers to work on a tolling basis as the only possible option for resuming its operation in the conditions of a failure of privatization attempts and accumulated debt for gas to Naftogaz Ukrainy, which exceed UAH 1.5 billion.
The State Property Fund this week announced a tender to select an adviser for another attempt to privatize the plant and solve the problem of its debts to Naftogaz and Ostchem belonged to Dmytro Firtash. The adviser is given up to six months to find a way out of the situation.
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.