Ukraine plans to initiate two major projects in Black Sea ports within 2018, according to the country’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan, as quoted by the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) Friday.
The first project envisages the construction of a container terminal in the port of Chornomorsk, while another project stipulates for the modernization of the port of Yuzhny, Xinhua news agency reported.
China Harbor Engineering Company has won the tenders to carry out dredging projects at the two ports, in a bid to enhance handling capacity.
Mr. Omelyan was cited as stating:
"For us, this is a significant step forward in terms of the quality, the scope and the new global business approaches that will be introduced in Ukraine."
Last year, Ukraine announced a massive renewal of the country’s port infrastructure, eyeing modernization of all of its 13 maritime ports, in line with its ambition to become a maritime hub connecting Asia and Europe.