The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure plans to concession the Boryspil and Lviv international airports, together with regional airports.
Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian spoke about the prospects for public-private partnerships in the airport industry on Tuesday, the CFTS portal reports, citing the Interfax Ukraine news agency.
"We are seriously approaching the issue of airports and preparing for concession of the Boryspil and Lviv airports with the involvement of regional airports. It will be a package – one state airport and several local airports. I am convinced that this is specifically the tool that will allow transparent attraction of investments, and I am very pleased that we are implementing these projects today thanks to the support of the president of Ukraine," Minister of Infrastructure, Volodymyr Omelian is quoted as saying.
According to him, the ministry is also working on about 10 more concession projects in the maritime and railway industries.
As reported, the first meetings of the competition commissions for concession projects in the Olvia and Kherson seaports were held on Tuesday.
The head of the National Investment Council Office, Yulia Kovaliv, recently told the CFTS portal that the state could potentially generate about EUR 2.5 billion in investments and payments from concession of the Boryspil airport.
Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Viktor Dovhan recently wrote in a column on the prospects for concession of the Chernivtsi airport on the CFTS portal. According to him, construction of a new terminal is one of the airport’s priorities and "the only real way out is to grant concession on the airport to a private investor that will develop and manage it efficiently."