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TWO INDUSTRIAL PARKS REGISTERED IN UKRAINE

The Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture has included the Winter Sport (Vinnytsia) and Chortkiv-West (Chortkiv, Ternopol region) industrial parks in the register of industrial parks. Including in the register of these parks is stipulated in ministry orders No. 151 of October 2 and No. 152 of October 3. Winter Sport was established on a land plot of 25 hectares, its operational life is 50 years. The priority activities in the park will be production of sports equipment for winter sports, equipment for scuba diving, as well as other components, placement of warehouse and administrative premises, as well as information technology enterprises.
According to preliminary calculations, up to 1,450 new jobs can be created in the park.
According to the state register, HEAD Vinnytsia LLC with a charter capital of UAH 10,000 was registered in October 2018. Some 100% of its shares belong to HEAD Ukraine, and the ultimate beneficiaries are three non-resident individuals.
Chortkiv-West was created on a land plot of 87.684 ha, the declared term of its operation is 30 years.

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FARMLAND TURNOVER BILL REGISTERED IN UKRAINIAN PARLIAMENT

Government’s bill No. 2178 about the turnover of farmland has been submitted to Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada and sent to the profile committee.
According to information on the parliament’s website, the bill was registered on September 25. It provides for the abolition of the ban on sale of farmland of all forms of ownership from October 1, 2020.
According to the document, citizens and legal entities of Ukraine, territorial communities, and the state can buy farmland.
At the same time, the bill proposes to deprive individuals and legal entities, foreign states that are subject to the sanctions law, of the right to purchase land.
“Foreigners and stateless persons may obtain ownership rights to farmland by succession prescribed in the law, but are required to sell them within one year from the date of obtaining ownership rights,” the government said in the document.
The bill sets the minimum starting price for the sale of land plots in public and communal property at land tenders at a level not lower than the standard monetary value, ensures the right of citizens to buy back land for farming, owned by them on a permanent use right basis and inherited tenure rights in installments paid during up to five years at a price equal to the standard monetary value of such land plots.
The document provides the tenant’s pre-emptive right to purchase a land plot, provides for the obligation of the state registrar to place information on the price (value) of property rights, including use rights, in the register of ownership rights.
The total area of farmland owned by a citizen or a legal entity of Ukraine, taking into account affiliated persons: within one region should not exceed 15% of farmland of such an area and 0.5% of farmland of Ukraine, according to the bill.
In addition, in order to obtain data on the total area of farmland owned by one person and affiliated persons, the software of the State Land Cadastre must provide information interaction with the public register of ownership rights to real estate and the unified public register of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and public organizations.

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OVER 2,300 ACCIDENTS AT WORKPLACE REGISTERED IN H1 IN UKRAINE

Through January-June 2019, almost 2,335 accidents happening at the workplace were registered, of which 189 people received fatal injuries. The number of accidents happened through this period fell by 2.1% compared to the same period a year ago, when a number of fatally injured persons grew by 9.2%.
The biggest number of insurance accidents happened at the coal enterprises and retail store networks.
The most number of the employees were injured in Dnipropetrovsk region (15.5%), Kyiv (11.1%) and Donetsk region (10.7%).
The Social Insurance Fund makes insurance payments to victims of accidents at work or in the event of an occupational disease, and also provides medical and social services. In particular, the fund finances the treatment of all the direct consequences of an insured event until recovery, operational rehabilitation on the basis of sanatoriums, conducting research, performing surgeries, endoprosthetics, prosthetics, and providing medicines and medical products.

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