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Preparing of the local governments of the Rivne city district to make

The project is implemented in Ukraine’s Rivne oblast and targets the public utility services sector in five of the oblast cities: Rivne, Dubno, Korets, Mlyniv and Ostroh.

Ukraine’s public utility sector is marked by huge losses, deficient use of resources, high energy consumption, and low efficiency of water and waste water installations. It breeds social discontent with the quality of public utility services. Right now, those issues cannot be solved without the private sector’s financial commitment.

The project was addressed to representatives of city councils and the oblast council, and five public utility companies/public utility departments from five cities of Rivne oblast. These representatives set up task forces (each composed of a decision-maker, lawyer, economist, and process engineer) which were responsible for preparing investment projects.

Preparing of the local governments of the Rivne city district to make

The project was carried out from 1 April 2014 to 31 December 2014 in five towns of Rivne oblast. Training, workshop and advisory activities were conducted as part of the project. Project participants had the opportunity to learn about Polish experience in the field of public-private partnership (PPP) during a study visit.

The project was implemented by Centrum PPP Foundation, Innovatis Foundation (partner), NGO Agency of European Innovations (Ukrainian partner), and Ukrainian PPP Centre, and was actively supported by towns and companies from Poland. Sopot, the most experienced Polish town when it comes to implementation of public-private partnership projects, took the most active part in the project’s execution. Sopot seconded its own specialist to take part in the project activities and share the town’s experience with participants from Ukraine. Other towns and local authorities involved in the project included Karczew (sharing experience in the field of thermal upgrading in the PPP formula), Smoldzino (experience in a concession project in the field of providing water and sanitation services), and Warsaw (lighting projects implemented in the PPP formula).

The project addressed Ukrainian towns’ needs in terms of mobilizing private capital to carry out municipal investments, in particular in the water and sanitation sector.

The project’s objective was to promote PPP/concessions as a means of financing investment projects and providing public utility services in Ukraine, especially in the water and sanitation sector, which is crucial to the residents’ quality of life, towns’ investment attractiveness and development.

Project task forces prepared descriptions of investment projects that address specific problems of individual towns:

  • Rivne: construction of a collective waste water system for the town’s area, which is inhabited by over 4,000 residents
  • Dubno: expansion of the sewage treatment plant to increase its capacity from 4,200 m3 to 8,200 m3
  • Korets: specialized upgrade of the sewage treatment plant (cleansing water of excess iron) Mlyniv: completion of a sewage treatment plant upgrade, including repairs of tube wells and the pumping station, and construction of a new control room
  • Ostroh: construction of a new sewage treatment plant to replace the old energy-intensive one

The project was aimed at implementing the following priority: Regional development and capacity building of public and local administration, mobilisation of local governments and tenants’ associations in the field of municipal services and property management, and priorities no. 6 - Environmental protection, 8 - Regional development and capacity building of public and local administration, 11 - Professionalization and development of public administration, 15 - Water and sanitation management, as part of the Millennium Development Goals.

Preparing of the local governments of the Rivne city district to make

The project made five towns of Rivne oblast better prepared for implementing public-private partnership investments. It helped increase their capacity to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the use of the PPP formula to provide municipal services. In addition, it improved the project participants’ knowledge concerning preparation and implementation of water and sanitation projects in the PPP formula and their skills to review feasibility studies.