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MedCruise gathered more than 70 World cruise companies in Odessa

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The 48 th General Assembly of cruise ports of Mediterranean and Black Sea, called MedCruise

will finish its work on 29 th of June. The meeting gathered directorate representatives of more

than 70 companies that set routes for 2/3 of vessels of global cruise fleet. According to

specialists’ opinion, a large-scale event in Odessa will give a new start to marine tourism

development in Ukraine. The president of MedCruise Christian Pavich noticed that “the main

result is the presence of cruise representatives and mass-media. They look and see themselves

that city lives and tourism can be developed here as far as the tourists flow is growing.”

The Program of 48 th Assembly that started on June 22 nd , included enclosed plenary sessions,

discussions about certain directions, seminars, production of protocol and its adoption. The

special feature of the forum is expansion of traditional format through conduct of separate

session for honorable presidents of Association of Europe cruise ports. Specialists, who came to

Odessa, noticed favorable climate for business and investment and made sure that cruise

perspectives in Odessa were completely safe. Mr.Pavich summed up that the situation that was

in our region for 2 years (decline of vessel call), “must last for no longer and cruise companies

realize it’s not that bad to base their vessels here.” He is quite sure that soon we will conduct a

session on Black Sea Region development with the participation of cruise operators and they

may get back to Odessa in 2 years.

Cruise and touroperators are not the only one who think that Odessa is perspective from point of

view of business-investors – on June 15 th this year The Project of Investment In Building of

Waste Processing Company was discussed. This project means building of sorting complex on

territory near Cement Factory on Hutorskaya str.,70 and building of waste processing factory on

territory of ground “Dalnytskiye carriers”. Besides, the project of degassing of the ground

supposes building of modular complex that will get to electrical energy receipt. This energy will

further be realised to wholesale market of Ukraine by “green tariff”.

Ratings

To provide potential investors with reliable and full information about credit risk level and

investment attraction of Odessa, the city is close to interact with national rating agencies. In 2015

according to “IBI-Rating”, Odessa was pronounced the city with high investment attraction –

“invA+”. Also this year “Forbes” pronounced Odessa the best city for business in Ukraine.