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Investment in the Region

Zaporizhzhya is one the most favorable investment regions in Ukraine. Regional authorities gave launched a long-term program to attract investors. Some of the results can be observed already including world class data bank of innovative investment projects. The efforts on improving investment climate in the region have already started to pay off. Direct investments in the region now exceed $220 million with capital originating from 41 countries (total or just one year), which puts Zaporizhzha on third place among Ukrainian regions after Kyiv and Kyiv region. The direct foreign credits amount to about $100 million. The most sound project is the joint venture between Korean company "Daewoo Corporation" and Ukrainian JSC "AvtoZAZ" producing passenger automobiles. The investment contract, signed in March 1998, provides the investments from the Korean partner of $1,3 billion. "Daewoo Corp" has already invested $165 million.
The largest completed project is JSC “IVECO Motor Sich", which is the Ukrainian-Italian company with foreign investments of $34 million. Another giants are JSC "Beer and Soft Drinks Factory "Slavutich" with $20 million investment from Swedish "Baltic Beverages Holding AB" and JSC "Zaporizhzhya Iron Ore Factory", invested by the Slovak company "MINERFIN a.s." - $17,9 million.
The EBRD considers to provide $30 million credit for long-term regional investment program to develop Zaporizhzhya water supply and sewage system.