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VINNYTSIA AUTHORITIES PLAN TO LAUNCH FIRST PHASE OF INNOVATION PARK IN 2021

Vinnytsia authorities plan to launch the first phase of an innovation and technology park in the territory of Krystal (Crystal) plant in 2021, investment in the project is estimated at UAH 200 million, the director of the Vinnytsia City Council economy and investment department, Vitaliy Pohosian, has told Interfax-Ukraine.

“This is the former industrial territory of the giant plant Krystal. It is now operating, but to a lesser extent, so we took unused buildings into municipal ownership … The project [of an innovation and technological park] is fully funded by the city budget. The cost is estimated at approximately UAH 200 million. We’ve received permission from the State Architectural and Construction Inspectorate. We don’t focus on getting the maximum rental income, it’s important for us to fill the park with high quality residents,” Pohosian said on the sidelines of the conference on industrial construction Industrial 2.0 in Kyiv.

According to him, the total area of the park will be 8,500 square meters, the height is three floors. It will include more than 100 offices for 1,000 people. It will host the Center for Enterprise Development, co-working space, an event zone, an office center, a startup accelerator, the first children’s technological park, etc.

“We are creating an eco-system for creative industries in the city. Donetsk National University is operating next to the facility, which moved to us from Donetsk. Therefore, it will be a win-win system – employers will be able to get qualified workers, and students will get job,” he noted.

As expected, the park will be commissioned in stages starting in 2021.

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UIA LAUNCHES COMBINED AIRCRAFT + BUS SERVICE FROM VINNYTSIA JOINTLY WITH ATASS-BORYSPIL

Ukraine International Airline (UIA) jointly with ATASS-Boryspil bus operator (earlier it carried passengers from the Boryspil international airport to the central railway station of Kyiv) launched intermodal transportation between Vinnytsia and Boryspil International Airport, the press service of the UIA has reported.
The UIA combined services connecting Vinnytsia and Kyiv are operated daily on Neoplan buses. Buses depart from Terminal D, Boryspil International Airport, at 20:25, and Terminal Square, Vinnytsia airport, at 03:00.
“UIA baggage and hand baggage allowance applies to this type of travelling. Meanwhile, passengers are not required to check-in their luggage for the bus service. Animals, bulky sporting equipment, non-folding wheelchairs, and weapons are not permitted for transportation by bus,” the press service said.
The press service said that this is the first time UIA launches an intermodal service. The intermodal service is successfully provided by some European airlines.

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MYRONIVSKY HLIBOPRODUCT TO COMPLETE PHASE 2 OF VINNYTSIA POULTRY COMPLEX BY 2022

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) plans to complete Phase 2 of the Vinnytsia poultry complex with a capacity of 260,000 tonnes by 2022.
According to an annual report of the company, MHP launched the first site of Phase 2 of the complex in 2018 with a capacity of 30,000 tonnes. The expansion of production would allow MHP to increase poultry production by 36%, to 840,000 tonnes from 618,000 tonnes.
According to the report, MHP also continues actively seeking opportunities for mergers and acquisitions of companies that produce or process poultry meat in the EU, the Middle East and North Africa.
According to the report, since 2018 the company is building the second and largest biogas complex with a capacity of 24 MW at the Vinnytsia poultry complex. The complex will reach its full capacity in two years. The launch of Phase 1 with a capacity of 12 MW is scheduled for the middle of 2019.
MHP also intends to increase the land bank to 500,000 hectares (by the end of 2018 it had 370,000 hectares) “over the medium term in order to further reduce the dependence on third-party suppliers of ingredients for fodder, and to provide additional hard currency revenues from grain export sales.”
According to the report, the capital investment of MHP in 2018 amounted to $232 million, mainly thanks to the launch of the production sites of Phase 2 of the Vinnytsia poultry complex. The planned volume of capital investments for 2018-2022 is $420 million.

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INVESTMENTS IN VINNYTSIA AIRPORT TO BE UAH 1 BLN

The State Agency for Infrastructure Projects jointly with Infrastructure Ministry has presented a plan on reconstruction of municipal enterprise Vinnytsia International Airport for 2019-2020. Head of the State Agency for Infrastructure Projects Mykola Bozhko said at a press conference in Kyiv on Tuesday that it is planned to spend UAH 2.2 billion on the reconstruction project, including UAH 1.013 billion in 2019 for the first phase of the project.
According to him, the airport modernization project was developed as part of the program to modernize regional airports and the public expertise of the project is now being completed, and the reconstruction of the Vinnytsia International Airport will begin soon. “We plan to launch the first flight by the end of this year,” he said.
The first part of the reconstruction project includes: reconstruction of the runway, partial reconstruction of the apron, lighting, radio and meteorological equipment, cable networks and engineering networks of power supply and communications.
“This will allow us to get a modern, highly optimized international complex. The project is divided into two phases, which will allow, after putting into operation the first phase, to receive a fully operational aerodrome complex, which will be able to accept all types of aircraft of class B, C and, in some cases class D (767-200, 767-300),” Bozhko said.
According to him, this will increase the number of passengers served. He also noted the great potential of the Vinnytsia airport for freight shipments.
According to Bozhko, radio equipment and means of radio navigation will be supplied at the expense of Ukraine’s State Air Traffic Services Enterprise (UkSATSE).

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MHP TO LAUNCH FIRST STAGE OF BIOGAS COMPLEX AT VINNYTSIA POULTRY FARM BY LATE 2018

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) intends by the end of 2018 to launch the first stage of a 10 MW biogas complex at Vinnytsia poultry farm.
“Investments in the first stage of the biogas complex will amount to about $20-22 million. The second phase is still under development,” financial director of the company Viktoria Kapeliushna told Interfax-Ukraine.
In addition, this year the agroholding continues to invest in the purchase of grain wagons.
“In 2018 we purchased 150 grain wagons and 50 cars last year for a total of about $8 million,” she said.
Myronivsky Hliboproduct is the largest poultry producer in Ukraine. It is also engaged in production of grain, sunflower oil, and meat.
MHP supplies cooled chicken half-carcasses to the European market, which are processed, in particular, at its enterprises in the Netherlands and Slovakia.
The land bank of the company at the end of 2017 was about 370,000 hectares.
The founder and majority shareholder of MHP is Ukrainian businessman Yuriy Kosiuk.

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UBC GROUP BUILDS FIRST STAGE OF REFRIGERATOR PLANT IN UKRAINE (VINNYTSIA)

UBC Group (Kharkiv), a commercial and industrial holding, working in the field of refrigeration and promotional products, has built the first stage of a refrigerator factory with an area of 20,000 square meters in Vinnytsia. “Vinnytsia. The new UBC Group plant – Green Cool. The first stage of about 20,000 square meters is ready. The installation and start-up phase has started under the guidance of Italian engineers. At the same time, we recruit personnel. Theoretically, in June the plant must produce the first products,” President of UBC Group Ihor Humenny wrote on his Facebook page.
According to him, refrigerators with a glass door and an ice cream box will be produced at the Vinnytsia factory.
As reported, the capacity of the first stage of the plant for production of refrigeration equipment in Vinnytsia will amount to 60,000 pieces per year. Its budget is EUR18 million.
After the launch of the first stage, UBC Group plans to expand the facility from 20,000 square meters to 35,000 square meters. The second stage will produce refrigerator boxes, the group will reach a capacity of 150,000 pieces per year. Capital investments in the second stage are estimated at about EUR10-12 million.
UBC Group has three plants in Ukraine and offices in 26 countries.

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