Director of the PPP Agency has participated in a meeting of the National Council of Reforms and the Presidium of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities chaired by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Today, on the 29th of July, Director of the PPP Agency participated in a meeting of the National Council of Reforms and the Presidium of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities chaired by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Among the issues on the agenda were the peculiarities of preparation and implementation of concession projects in the healthcare sector. The Minister of Health of Ukraine, Viktor Liashko, has detailed the proposed amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Concession”.
It is important to note that the process of making comprehensive amendments that will regulate PPPs and concessions in the healthcare sector, is preceded by the preparation and implementation of a pilot project in this field. This will enable the development of the most suitable for Ukraine PPP model, with great potential for replication in various territorial communities of the country.
With the support of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the PPP Agency, a PPP pilot project in the healthcare sector concerning the Lviv Emergency Hospital is being prepared for implementation. The project is currently at the stage of pre-feasibility study and concept note preparation (as the first stage of PPP implementation proposal preparation). Several options are envisioned: (1) hospital consolidation PPP, (2) laboratory PPP and (3) imaging PPP. In case of positive feedback from potential qualified investors and respective decisions by L’viv City Council to launch the project, preparation of the feasibility study of PPP implementation might start before the end of 2021 and the tender might be launched in the summer of 2022.
In general, to ensure the implementation of concession projects, meaning PPP projects under the integrated model that involves granting the private partner the rights to provide medical services, the medical care system of Ukraine must be reorganized. This includes the assessment of costs of all medical services, the establishment of tariffs and the development of an efficient mechanism of medical guarantees (assuring the full reimbursement of medical services and medications from the state budget of Ukraine) for a private partner, under the PPP/concession model when implementing long-term projects (from 5 to 50 years).
Other issues on the agenda included:
“Attracting investments and implementing infrastructure projects in local communities. New tasks regarding the decentralisation of the government of Ukraine” – the report was made by the Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine, Oleksiy Chernyshov. The second speaker was the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denys Monastyrskyi;
“Dimensional and Weight Control” – the report was made by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov;
“Transport safety improvement: permit system, optimization of border crossing conditions and mandatory technical inspection market. Presentation of the IT-system “Shlyakh” (Ukr. “The Road”) – the report was made by the Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Transport Safety, Yegor Prokopchuk;
“Expanding the freedom of entrepreneurship” – the report was made by the Head of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Reforms, Mikheil Saakashvili together with the representative of the National Council of Reforms, Giorgi Tskhakaya and the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine, Oleksiy Kucher;
“Deregulation of the wine industry (small winemakers)” – the report was made by the Head of the Executive Committee of the National Council of Reforms, Mikheil Saakashvili and the representative of the National Council of Reforms, Giorgi Tskhakaya;
“The development of Ukrainian seaports” – the report was made by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov.
In his closing remarks, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky has emphasised the importance of making reforms to prosper as a nation.