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UKRAINE TO BEGIN RECONSTRUCTION OF REGIONAL HOSPITALS

In 2022, Ukraine will begin the reconstruction of 48 regional multidisciplinary hospitals, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
“We have repaired 600 rural outpatient clinics and 200 emergency departments. And next year we are starting the reconstruction of 48 regional multidisciplinary clinical hospitals for both adults and children, as well as 24 rehabilitation centers for veterans,” he said, speaking in the Verkhovna Rada with an annual address on Wednesday.

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UAH 100 MLN TO BE INVESTED IN RECONSTRUCTION OF CENTRAL BUS STATION

Some UAH 100 million has been invested in the reconstruction of the Central Bus Station, Maksym Skliarenko, the director of Ukrpas, said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
According to him, a food court, a shopping area, a pharmacy will be located on the first floor of the renovated Central Bus Station, and a food court, cash desks and a waiting area for passengers on the second floor.
“All tenants will go out for repairs after the completion of the reconstruction of the station itself. On the third floor there is already a hotel with three categories of rooms – from a hostel with a place for UAH 450 to superior rooms for UAH 1,500 per day,” Skliarenko said.
As reported, the State Property Fund of Ukraine in the spring of 2020 sold at an auction a state package in the amount of 99.9% of the charter capital of Kyivpasservice. The starting price of the lot was UAH 195.9 million. The winner of the auction was Bastion Group LLC with an offer of UAH 230.89 million.
Kyivpasservice includes the Central Bus Station, the bus stations Podil, Darnytsia, Polissia, Pivdenna, Dachna in Kyiv, as well as 18 bus stations in Kyiv region.
The condition for the privatization of Kyivpasservice is that the investor retains the activities of bus stations in Kyiv for at least five years, in Kyiv region – for at least 15 years.

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CHERKASY AZOT INVESTS USD 6 MLN IN RECONSTRUCTION OF UREA PLANT

PrJSC Azot (Cherkasy), part of Group DF of businessman Dmytro Firtash, has launched a 45-day project to modernize the M-6 urea plant, capital investments in which will exceed UAH 165 million, Group DF said.
“The modernization of the M-6 urea production plant will be the largest project for the plant in the last 10 years. The enterprise makes money, the shareholder continues to make capital investments and modernize key industrial sites,” head of the board Vitaliy Skliarov is quoted as saying in a press release.
According to him, the work is aimed at increasing the capacity of the workshop and achieving energy savings.
According to the release, the exact figures for the new capacity of the workshop, which is now 1,000 tonnes per day, will be made public after the implementation of the project and the restoration of the workshop. Group DF Director for Communications Oleh Arestarkhov told Interfax-Ukraine that it is about increasing capacity by about 10%.
It is also assumed that the modernization will improve the efficiency of chemical processes in the shop, improve the reliability and stability of most production processes and have a positive effect on the technical and economic indicators of the shop as a whole.
In particular, it is planned to replace the high-pressure condenser and install a new low-pressure condenser, which has almost twice the working surface, as well as replace the old mass transfer plates in the synthesis reactor with new ones, made by the Swiss Urea Casale, with an increase in their number from 10 to 11.

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UKRAINE LOOKING FOR IRRIGATION COMPANIES ABROAD FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food is negotiating with companies from Israel, the United States, France and China regarding public-private partnership in the reconstruction of irrigation systems in the southern regions of Ukraine, Minister Roman Leshchenko said in an exclusive interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
“These are projects with main canals, pumping stations, systems for the sale of both drinking and irrigation water. Now we are negotiating with companies from Israel, the United States, France and China in terms of such a public-private partnership,” he said.
According to Leshchenko, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, during a meeting on the state of irrigation of lands with representatives of relevant ministries on June 9, instructed to prepare relevant projects on reclamation systems.
“The logic of the prime minister is that, given the uniqueness of our irrigation system, we need to scale the corresponding project through the prism of the expertise of world-renowned companies that can offer integrated solutions for both drip irrigation and the use of sprinkler machines, the use of main canals, and also the latest technologies of an intelligent water supply system,” the minister said.
He said that the Ministry of Agrarian Policy is currently negotiating with world leaders in irrigation, but cannot disclose their details yet.
As the minister said, there is an interest in companies with experience and the possibility of expertise in the implementation of large reclamation projects.

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UKRAINIAN CAPITAL STARTS DEVELOPING PROJECT FOR COMPREHENSIVE RECONSTRUCTION OF OUTDATED HOUSING

The Kyiv City State Administration has begun developing a project for the comprehensive reconstruction of outdated housing in the capital in cooperation with the Urban Studies Institute, the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration said.
“The first two stages of the project are ready. We have identified the main steps necessary to start implementing the program for the reconstruction of outdated housing,” deputy head of the Kyiv City State Administration Viacheslav Nepop is quoted in the message.
According to him, research and analytical work has been carried out: analysis of the regulatory framework, international experience, selection of optimal financing mechanisms, rights and obligations of residents of housing, issues of registration of property rights. Further, an inventory of dilapidated housing in the capital is planned.
After the approval of characteristics and boundaries of the quarters for renovation, the sequence and methods of reconstruction, the draft program will be submitted for consideration by the Kyiv City Council, the press service says.

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3,900 KM OF ROADS IN UKRAINE AT FINAL STAGE OF RECONSTRUCTION

There are currently 3,900 km of roads at the final stage of reconstruction in Ukraine (the last sphere of asphalt concrete is being commissioned, completed or is being completed), Head of the State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) Oleksandr Kubrakov said in during the presentation of the results of his team’s work during the year on Tuesday.
Among the leaders in road commissioning, he indicated Kharkiv (261.6 km), Zakarpattia (248.3 km), Zaporizhia (220.2 km), Sumy (197.2 km), Khmelnytska (194.3 km), Cherkasy ( 162.9 km) and Lviv (154.9 km) regions.
In addition, Kubrakov said that out of 100 artificial structures that Ukravtodor planned to renovate in 2020, 78 have already been reconstructed. In particular, this is the reconstruction of two bridges on the road R-62 Kryvorivnia – Ust-Putyla – Stary Kuty – Vyzhnytsia – Storozhynets – Chernivtsi; overhaul of the overpass on the road M-12 Stryi – Ternopil – Kropyvnytsky – Znamianka; reconstruction of the bridge on the road N-08 Boryspil – Dnipro – Mariupol.
“Yesterday, a bridge was put into operation in the village of Bushtyno [Zakarpattia region]. It began to be built in 2006, construction was stopped in 2009. The temporary bridge was already falling apart there. It was a question that the road of national importance would simply remain without connection,” he said.
In addition, the construction of a bridge across the Prut River in the village of Marshyntsi on the T-26-06 road (concreting of the roadway, active work at the facility began a couple of months ago), a bridge across the Lukva River in the village of Bodnariv on H-10 road, crossing between the villages of Stary Martyniv and Sivka-Voinylivska on T-09-10 road are nearing completion.
In 2020, Ukravtodor plans to repair 4,200 km of national roads.

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