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Ukraine is currently subdivided into twenty-four oblasts, one autonomous republic, and two cities with special legal status.

Traditional regions

The traditional names of the regions of Ukraine are important geographic, historical, and ethnographic identifiers.

  • Volhynia (Volyn’)
  • Galicia (Halychyna)
  • Podillia (also Podollya)
  • Sloboda Ukraine (Slobozhanshchyna, "free land")
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  • Donbas ("Donets Basin")
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  • Little Russia (Russian: Malorossiya), the name applied to Ukraine under the Russian Empire and earlier. Also, for historic reasons (NOTE: left-bank and right bank refer to the bank of the river when facing downstream):
     - Right-bank Ukraine (Pravoberezhna Ukrayina or Pravoberezhzhia), west of the Dnieper river
     - Left-bank Ukraine (Livoberezhna Ukrayina or Livoberezhzhia), east of the Dnieper.
  • New Russia (Russian: Novorossiya), colony of the Russian Empire in the depopulated steppes, in the south-east of modern-day Ukraine (Dyke Pole, "the wild field")

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For investors: new entry
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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Purposes of company: Export
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Purposes of company: Distribution
Branch: Furniture
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