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Koreans are interested in tourist sphere of Ukraine

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News / 16 February 2007 | 17:54

Koreans are interested in tourist sphere of Ukraine

Koreans are interested in tourist sphere of Ukraine

Koreans businessmen plan to realize some projects in tourist sphere in Ukraine at the cost of approx. USD 600 million.

According to the press service of the Ukrainian union of industrialists and entrepreneurs, the Ukrainian entrepreneurs and representatives of business circles of Korea discussed this question during their today’s meeting.

The representative of the Korean delegation Chu Kim noted that companies and firms are ready to make investments of full projects cost in particular investments in constructions of mini hotels and rest zones. Now the Korean businessmen provide for development and realization of some projects of USD 600 million.

Besides tourism, Korean entrepreneurs expressed interest in defense industry, energy supply and road construction, UNIAN informs.

Ukrainian businessmen and the Government members offer the foreign investors mutually beneficial strategic algorithm: Ukraine, taking into consideration accession into the WTO and integration to the EU, could become an efficient instrument of promotion of Korean goods and services on the European market, and Korea would contribute to promotion of the Ukrainian goods on the perspective Asian market. Ukraine also will have access to the high technologies of Korea and Korean entrepreneurs will have possibility to use highly qualified personnel and significant natural resources of our country.

Nowadays level of cooperation between two countries does not correspond to possibilities and potential. For example, trade volume comprises USD 1 milliard and investments to Ukraine – 170 USD 170 million, representatives of the Ukrainian union of industrialists and entrepreneurs consider.

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Ukraine’s President meets OSCE PA delegation

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News / 16 February 2007 | 17:30

Ukraine's President meets OSCE PA delegation

Ukraine’s President meets OSCE PA delegation

Victor Yushchenko has met with a delegation of the OSCE
Parliamentary Assembly and its president, Goeran Lennmarker, president’s press office reported.

The Ukrainian leader praised the Organization for Security and
Cooperation in Europe for its contribution to European stability and for
creating favorable conditions for economic development. He reassured the
delegation Ukraine would spare no effort to successfully hold a session of the
Parliamentary Assembly in Kyiv in July 2007, describing it as “an important
event in the context of Ukraine’s European integration.”

They spoke about talks to sign a new cooperation agreement
between Ukraine and the European Union. They also discussed energy issues and
how to resolve conflicts in the OSCE member states.

Mr. Lennmarker thanked Mr. Yushchenko for his help in preparing
the summer session of the assembly in Ukraine. He supported Ukraine’s ambition
to integrate into the European Union.

Acting Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko, First Deputy Head of
the Parliamentary Committee on International Relations Oleh Bilorus and Deputy
Secretariat Chief of Staff Oleksandr Chalyy attended the meeting. 

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Kyiv to buy new subway cars

Posted by the Editor on February 16, 2007


News / 16 February 2007 | 16:59

Kyiv to buy new subway cars

Kyiv to buy new subway cars

The Kyiv city state administration intends to buy 60
new modern cars for Kyiv subway, press office of the administration reported.

It is planned to spend 40 mln euros for purchase. The
means were given to the city administration by EBRD. Renewal of cars will be conducted
for the nearest ten years.

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Operation of 2,406 schools in Ukraine suspended

Posted by the Editor on February 16, 2007


News / 16 February 2007 | 16:35

Operation of 2,406 schools in Ukraine suspended

Operation of 2,406 schools in Ukraine suspended

Operation of
2,406 schools in Ukraine was suspended due to announced epidemic of flu,
according to Cabinet press office.

The flu mainly prevails in
the Dnipropetrovsk region, Transcarpathian region, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Luhansk
region and Odesa.

1,100,000
Ukrainian pupils are on holidays presently.

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National Security and Defense Council to investigate capital flow-out

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News / 16 February 2007 | 16:01

National Security and Defense Council to investigate capital flow-out

National Security and Defense Council to investigate capital flow-out

Two questions on prevention of capital flow-out outside Ukraine and permission of departments of military forces of other countries on the territory of Ukraine in 2007 for participation in multinational training are discusses now at the session of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine headed by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko. The ForUm’s correspondent informs.

The President noted that volumes of capital flow-out pose a threat to national security of Ukraine.

According to Yushchenko, since 2004 and for nine month of the previous year, according to the official statistics, USD 12.9 milliard has left Ukraine. During the same period the amount of investments to Ukraine comprised USD 13.2 milliard. He noted that we have the same-order processes: investments and capital flow-out that are equal in volumes.

Yushchenko stressed that today at the NSDC session we should make thorough analyze of the situation and to find out why there is no favorable investment climate in Ukraine.

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Ukraine and Turkey discuss prospects of bilateral cooperation

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News / 16 February 2007 | 15:30

Ukraine and Turkey discuss prospects of bilateral cooperation

Ukraine and Turkey discuss prospects of bilateral cooperation

Head of Ukrainian Government Viktor Yanukovych held telephone talks with the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, “Cabinet press office” reported..

During the talks the counterparts have touched upon the raising issues of Ukrainian-Turkish cooperation, in particular in trade-economic area. The sides stated their satisfaction with the state of trade and economic relations between the two countries. Likewise, they emphasized the need to activate interaction in the fields of transport, construction, tourism, banking, insurance and others.

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European banks to invest 500 mln EUR into development of Ukrainian gas-transport system

Posted by the Editor on February 16, 2007


News / 16 February 2007 | 14:52

European banks to invest 500 mln EUR into development of Ukrainian gas-transport system

European banks to invest 500 mln EUR into development of Ukrainian gas-transport system

European banks will
invest almost 500 million EUR into development of the Ukrainian gas-transport
system (GTS), Ukrainian Minister for Fuel and Energy Yuri Boyko said in the air
of Channel 5, “Cabinet press office” reported.

He is confident that
cooperation with the EU in the energy sphere will be enhanced, and Ukraine
counts on European financing of not only separate projects, but of a whole
program, which will be drafted together with the EU.

According to Boyko, next
year Ukraine is invited to take part in construction of stripped gas terminals
in Europe.

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Martynyuk: Presidential branch of power is alien to Ukraine

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News / 16 February 2007 | 14:30

Presidential branch of power is alien to Ukraine

Martynyuk: Presidential branch of power is alien to Ukraine

First deputy speaker of the parliament Adam Martynyuk
considers that presidential branch of power is “unnecessary for Ukraine and alien
to Ukrainian nature, and will be cancelled with time.” Martynyuk declared on
Friday in Luhansk during the meeting with representatives of local
self-government of Luhansk region.

Characterizing situation in the country, the deputy
speaker noted that “orange fog is disappearing and appetites of ‘dear friends’ are
coming down.”

According to him, the main task for the moment is to introduce
order in the country and only then to proceed to realization of election
pledges. Addressing Luhansk deputies, Martynyuk called them not to believe in
early elections. “We have come for a good long while,” he stated.

As for the referendum on Ukraine’s accession into NATO,
Martynyuk expressed an assurance that it would not happen in the near future,
as only the President can call for it, but he will not do this as he already knows
the answer.

Speaking about complete realization of the political reform,
Martynyuk said that the coalition does not have 300 votes for now and it is
needed to wait for a decision of the Constitutional Court. He also reproached the
CC with that they have been waiting for such decision more than a year.

The vice speaker also informed that revision of the
budget may take place ahead of time and towards increase of social payments,
salaries and pensions.

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