The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure plans to concession the Dnipro airport.
Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklyi announced this during a panel discussion on "Privatization and Concessions in the Transport Sector 2020-2021: the Next Steps," which was organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (ACC), the CFTS portal reports.
"The first case that we want to handle in the concession mode is the Dnipro airport. We are also considering the Zakarpattia region," the minister said.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has prepared a pre-feasibility study for three airports, and it is ready to consider financing the preparation of a feasibility study for these projects.
Kryklyi said in February this year that the feasibility of concession of four airports (the Lviv, Zaporizhia, Kherson, and Chernivtsi airports) had been considered.
The Ministry of Infrastructure has completed a preliminary analysis of the possibility of concession of some airports together with a team of experts from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the EBRD. "It is assumed that they will be able to get access to state co-financing through a special airport fund. Money will be generated into the fund primarily from the excise tax on aviation fuel, which will allow the restoration of two regional airports annually. Ahead of the creation of the fund, we are already implementing the public-private partnership (PPP) concept, with the state providing money for restoration of the runway and a private investor investing in renovation of the terminal. Based on this model, an airport is being built in Dnipro and an airport in the Zakarpattia region is being planned," Kryklyi said recently.