Ukraine's Ministry of Infrastructure is proposing involvement of consultants in a large-scale project for technical audit of ports and port waters, market research into cargo traffic, and preparation of state stevedoring companies for privatization.

This issue was discussed at a meeting of representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure led by Minister of Infrastructure Andrii Pyvovarskyi with representatives of the World Bank, the embassies of the United States and Canada, the International Finance Corporation, the European Union, the EIB, and the EBRD, and business associations.

The Ministry of Infrastructure asked the participants in the meeting to work with the Ukrainian Seaport Administration to finance the participation of experts in a large-scale project for technical audit of the port industry.

At the meeting, the ministry presented the five key transport sectors in which reforms are underway. They are the railway, inland waterway, road, port, and aviation sectors. The Ministry of Infrastructure urged the participants in the meeting to support these reforms and provide both financial and technical assistance.

"This is the first meeting in this format, but I hope that they will become regular. Our goal is to show the key sectors on which we are working and discuss ways of attracting funds for financing infrastructural projects from the global organizations that are interested in the development of Ukraine," the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure quoted Pyvovarskyi as saying.

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