JSC Smart-holding (Kiev) highly appreciates the investment potential of the Nikolaev area, noting ability of the region on condition of state support of shipbuilding and port economy to become the catalyst of economic growth in scales of Ukraine during an era of globalization of economy and development of transport infrastructure. Such opinion was expressed by the executive director "A smart - holding" Alexey Kuznetsov at the first International investment forum "Nikolayevshchina investment" in Nikolaev on Thursday.
According to him, "The smart - holding" allocates two key investment - attractive sectors in region economy - shipbuilding and port economy.
"We consider that the shipbuilding has the huge potential of development in the Nikolaev area, and it is capable to compete in the world markets, thanks to century traditions of shipbuilding and the huge personnel potential which has been saved up in this region. You shouldn't forget that each workplace in shipbuilding creates three more economy in other branches", - the executive director "A smart - holding" told.
One more important project of holding in the Nikolaev area is construction of deep-water port in the mouth of the dneprovsky estuary - the port of Ochakov: "We work over creation of essentially new port - a hub with depths, allowing to accept all types of vessel", - A. Kuznetsov emphasized.
He noted that development of the region becomes more effective on condition of carrying out by the state of active industrial policy.
"The shipbuilding as branch demands adoption of the program of its state support. First of all, it is a question of preferential financing, and also granting guarantees of the state on loans on construction of vessels and some other steps which will allow to level conditions of the competition of the Ukrainian plants with world shipbuilders for whom state support is long ago the settled practice.As for development of transport infrastructure and port business, here the Nikolaev region is in great need in the target program of development of highways and railroad construction to Ochakovo", - stated a top - the manager of holding.
Thus he added that "A smart - the holding" counts on support of local and central authorities in the solution of questions of development of shipbuilding and transport infrastructure.
JSC Smart-holding created in December, 2006, indirectly owns assets in is mountain - a metallurgical complex (being the shareholder of Metinvest group), and also JSC Balaklavsky Mine Administration (Sevastopol) directly operates. Within the scope of interests "The smart - holding" also is fallen by assets in mechanical engineering (JSC Dnepropress), in shipbuilding (JSC Kherson Shipbuilding Plant and JSC Black Sea Shipbuilding Plant), in agrarian sector (Veres group of companies, JSC Agrokombinat Kalita and JSC Kalitnyansky Experimental Plant of Compound Feeds and Premixes), in the sphere of real estate (JSC Eugene).
The president and the main beneficiary "The smart - holding" is Vadim Novinsky.