Business news from Ukraine

STATE TOURISM AGENCY, UKRAVTODOR, INVESTORS IN RESORTS IN CARPATHIANS SIGN MEMORANDUM

The State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine, the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) and representatives of investors in the Borzhava and Slavske resorts have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the development of the infrastructure of the Carpathians.
The memorandum, in particular, was signed by Head of the State Agency for Tourism Development Maryana Oleskiv, First Vice President of OKKO Group Vasyl Danyliak, co-owner of the Bukovel tourist complex Oleksandr Shevchenko, legal consultant of Borzhava Asset company Yuriy Chizhmar during the Ukraine 30. Infrastructure forum.
“Cooperation with the state is very important for us, since the infrastructure around the resort is very expensive, and it is practically impossible to implement it without state support. This concerns, first of all, roads, sewerage and water supply and, of course, electricity,” Danyliak said.
“We, as an investor in Bukovel, are ready to build almost the entire infrastructure for the Olympics-2030, together with partners to build facilities that will complement each other so that the Carpathians become a diverse and attractive region for tourists from all over the world,” Shevchenko added.
Chizhmar expressed hope that, according to environmental standards, the development of infrastructure in the region will increase its investment attractiveness.

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UKRAVTODOR AND TURKEY’S DOGUS SIGN CONTRACT FOR BUILDING NEW BRIDGE

The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) has signed an agreement for the construction of a new bridge in Kremenchuk (Poltava region) for UAH 11.249 billion with the Turkish company Dogus Insaat Ve Ticaret.
On the part of Ukravtodor, the contract was signed by the head of the road service in Poltava region, Ivan Krapovnytsky, from Dogus Insaat Ve Ticaret – executive director Tolga Akkas.
Ukravtodor noted that the new bridge will improve the optimization of logistics routes in the center of Ukraine by reducing travel times for road transport. This will be achieved by increasing the speed limit for trucks from 36.8-53.3 km/h to 72.9 km/h, buses from 35.7-53.4 km/h to 71.1 km/h, passenger cars from 39.6-55.3 km/h to 81.5 km/h.
“All plots that fall under the construction zone will be bought for state funds. If these are private plots where people live, or some other private plots, they will be bought out, transferred to the state ownership, and people will receive monetary compensation for this,” Krapovnytsky said.

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STATE AGENCY UKRAVTODOR TO BUILD NEW ROAD IN ZAKARPATTIA REGION UNDER HUNGARIAN LOAN

The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) intends to implement three priority projects in Zakarpattia region under a Hungarian loan, the allocation of which was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijjarto during his working visit to Ukraine on Wednesday.
As the press service of Ukravtodor told Interfax-Ukraine, among these facilities, in particular, is the construction of a new 10-kilometer road of the first technical category from the Hungarian border to the M-24 highway, and then to the highway M-06 Kyiv-Chop.
“This will be a continuation of the Hungarian M3 motorway from Budapest to Vásárosnamény, which, in turn, is part of the Fifth Pan-European Transport Corridor that passes through the territory of Ukraine,” the agency said.
The expected traffic intensity on the site is 12,000 vehicles. The construction of three interchanges is envisaged. Another checkpoint on the Hungarian-Ukrainian border is envisaged as well.
According to Ukravtodor, the designed-estimated documentation for this project is being examined. The estimated cost of construction is UAH 3.8 billion.
Another priority object is the construction of a bypass road around the town of Berehove and further to the Luzhanka checkpoint on the border with Hungary. The estimated cost of construction is UAH 1.5 billion. The designed-estimated documentation is at the final stage.
In addition, the modernization of the bridge across the river Tysa at the checkpoint Tysa-Záhony is a priority.
According to Ukravtodor, the start of the implementation of these projects is scheduled for 2021.
In general, in 2020, some 282 km of roads were repaired under the Big Construction program in Zakarpattia region.
As reported, Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijjarto confirmed the allocation of EU50 million to Ukraine for the development of road infrastructure in Zakarpattia region.

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UKRAINE PROVIDES UKRAVTODOR WITH STATE GUARANTEES

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in 2020 provided the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) with state guarantees for UAH 23.5 billion.
According to the information on the state guarantees provided in January-December 2020, published on the website of the State Treasury Service, on April 28, 2020, Ukravtodor received a state guarantee for UAH 19.274 billion (with additional guarantee of interest income), on December 18 for UAH 1 billion and on December 22 for UAH 2.25 billion and UAH 1 billion (all three – with additional guarantee of all payment obligations).
According to the data on the total amount of state and state-guaranteed debt for 2020, Ukravtodor placed 12-month bonds for UAH 5.78 billion in April last year, for UAH 5.08 billion in June and for UAH 3.5 billion in November. In total, from the placement of this type of bonds, the state agency raised UAH 14.36 billion of funds.
In addition, in August, Ukravtodor placed three-year bonds worth UAH 2.87 billion, and in November five-year bonds for UAH 2 billion.
According to Ukravtodor, 12-month bonds were redeemed by Ukreximbank for UAH 5.782 billion at 10.5% for one year, for UAH 5.081 billion at 9.99% for two years and for UAH 2.872 billion at 9.99% for three years.
In December, the state agency raised UAH 4.25 billion from three state-owned banks: UAH 1 billion each from Ukrgasbank and Ukreximbank, as well as UAH 2.25 billion from Oschadbank.
The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine ensures the implementation of the state policy in the field of road facilities and road management.

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UKRAINIAN UKRAVTODOR SELECTS TURKISH COMPANY TO BUILD NEW BRIDGE IN KREMENCHUK

The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) during tenders in the state electronic trading system ProZorro has reduced the expected cost of building a new bridge in Kremenchuk (Poltava region) by 11%, or UAH 1.27 billion.

Ukravtodor reported the tender was won by the Turkish company Dogus Insaat Ve Ticaret with a final offer of UAH 11.249 billion – an agreement with it will be signed after the completion of all tender procedures.

“The fact that new international players appear in the road sector who are immediately ready to compete on equal terms with others is a sign of a healthy market. And another confirmation that the path we have chosen is working. I am sure that there are more such companies – and quality as well will grow,” Head of Ukravtodor Oleksandr Kubrakov said.

According to him, 95% of the materials that will be used in the construction of the bridge will be Ukrainian.

According to the feasibility study of the project, the new bridge will be cable-stayed, with four lanes, two in each direction. On the right bank of the Dnipro River, it will connect with the N-08 highway, on the left – with the existing street network of Kremenchuk. At these points, it is planned to build transport interchanges at different levels. The total length of the structures will be over 3 km.

Dogus Insaat Ve Ticaret will both design and build the new bridge crossing as the “design and build” tender was announced.

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Ukravtodor opens passage on new bridge across Chortomlyk river

The State Agency for Highways of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) has opened a passage on a new bridge over the Chortomlyk river in the village of Oleksiyivka, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukravtodor reported on its Telegram channel on Wednesday.

“I think everyone remembers the story of May, when the old ferry collapsed during the passage of an overloaded truck. It hasn’t been repaired for 65 years. Then we immediately launched the process of reconstruction of the bridge. The whole team was faced with the task of opening the traffic here by the end of the year. All critical work has been completed now. Today, the first test vehicle set off across the bridge in Oleksiyivka. From tomorrow, vehicular traffic will be carried out in a usual mode,” the press service quoted head of the agency Oleksandr Kubrakov as saying.

According to Ukravtodor, in 2021, work on the installation of a drainage system from the superstructure, the arrangement of the upper layers of the pavement, road markings and the dismantling of the reinforced concrete channel supports of the old bridge will be completed on the bridge.

The bridge over Chortomlyk is an integral part of the road N-23 Kropyvnytskyi – Kryvyi Rih – Zaporizhia (km 206 + 925).

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