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Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe that occupies the territory of 603.7 thousand sq. km, extending by 893 km from the north to the south and by 1,316 km from its western to eastern border. Ukraine borders with Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova In the west, Russia, in the east, and Belarus, in the north. Ukraine has an access to the Black and the Azov seas in the south. The length of Ukraine’s land frontier is 5,631 km; the length of the sea frontier is 1,959 km.

Nearly 48 million people live on the territory of Ukraine, among whom are more than 14 million people of non-Ukrainian ethnicities: Russians, Crimean Tatars, Jews, Romanians, Moldovans, Belarusians, Bulgarians, Poles, Hungarians, Greeks, Armenians, Gipsy, Germans, Azeri, Gagauzes, Uzbeks, Lithuanians, Kazakhs, Czechs, Slovaks and representatives of other ethnicities. The greatest part of the population, approximately 68%, lives in the city.

Administratively, Ukraine consists of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and 24 oblasts. Ukraine has 490 districts, 446 cities, 907 townships and 10,196 villages. The capital of Ukraine is the city of Kyiv. The official language is Ukrainian. The national currency is the hryvnya. 1 hryvnya = 100 kopiykas.

Ukraine has a republican form of the government. The state power in Ukraine is divided into legislative, executive and judicial branches.

The President of Ukraine is Viktor Yushchenko
The Prime-minister of Ukraine is Viktor Yanukovich
The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (one-chamber parliament) is Oleksandr Moroz


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Novokahovskyi Lime-Sand Brick Plant

Purposes of company: Investments
Company description:

Market Overview:  Construction volume is increasing 20-25% annually, creating an increased demand for high quality façade bricks. The industrial capacity of façade bricks is estimated at 200 million bricks per year. In 2006, a construction boom is expected in southern Ukraine, where the plant is located. The product is used mainly by construction companies and private companies.

Project Overview:

  • Using KSE-400 (Germany)
  • Equipment supplier offers trainings for the buyer’s staff
  • Can produce 30 million bricks per year including high quality hollow façade bricks, ordinary bricks, molded bricks, white and colored bricks

Competitive Advantages:

  • Production of lime-sand bricks is considerably more energy efficient than the production of ceramic bricks. Moreover, the project envisions the reconstruction of one of the two pit-type 50-ton lime-burning kilns; using coal, automatic blending, loading, and burning will save on gas
  • Plant produces its own lime; a sand-pit is located close to the plant
  • No high quality lime-sand hollow bricks are produced in southern Ukraine
  • Due to the considerable decrease in the weight of the bricks, delivery and transportation becomes much easier; bricks can be transported by auto, railway (via the plant’s rail track), or by water (a river port is 8 km away)
    Investment Project Progress:  Market research has been conducted

Key Financials:

  • Total Investment - € 1.5 mln
  • Investment Needed - € 1.5 mln
  • Payoff period - 5 years

Branch: Construction materials
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