ODESA, OCTOBER 15th, 2012, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE ― Odesa region delegation has held the presentation of economic and investment potential of the region at the meeting of The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.
General Department of Foreign Economic Affairs and European Integration, Odesa Regional State Administrationís press service reported today, 15 October.
According to the Department, 2 ― 4 October, the Odesa region delegation visited Strasbourg, France, in order to present economic and investment potential of Odesa region in the framework of the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The purpose of the visit was to confirm the positive image of the Odesa region as a region with sustainable economic development, as a reliable partner and as a region with significant opportunities for foreign investors, infrastructure, rich historical and cultural heritage.
The delegation presented the economic and investment potential of the region and new perspective areas of cooperation with EU partners.
Several investment projects were presented. Such as construction of a container terminal on Quarantine Mole of SE Odesa Sea Commercial Port, investment projects in transport logistics Dry Port, investment project of building a container terminal at the Yuzhny Port. Besides, the project of the construction of LNG-terminal near the Yuzhny Port of Kominternovo district was presented. Also the activities of the main exporters of the Odesa region were presented: Odesa Oil Refinery Lukoil, Odesa Port Plant, Odesa Cable Plant Odeskabel. Special attention was paid to the wine industry of the Odesa region and the products of Industrial and Trading Company Shabo.
A state reception concerning Independence Day of Ukraine took place in the framework of the event.
During the visit, the delegation met Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Andreas Kiefer and President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Keith Whitmore. The parties discussed topical issues of cooperation between the Odesa region and the Council on the promotion of foreign direct investment in the Odesa region. In addition, the delegation met Chairman of the Chamber of commerce and industry of Alsace Jean-Louis Hoerle and discussed the prospects of cooperation between enterprises of the Odesa region and Alsace.