Applications from Investors for the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Expected until March 2017
We are talking about investments into the project for construction of solar power plants.
The Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources reported that Ukraine made advances for potential investors who want to work under the project in the exclusion zone around ChNPP, but do not have time to draw up necessary documents.
According to the notification of the Press Service of the Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources, a decision was made by the State Exclusion Zone Agency of Ukraine considering numerous appeals of foreign investors with the request to postpone the deadline for application submittal to participate in project implementation for construction of solar power plants in the exclusion zone.
According to the notification, “investors explained the ground for their request by lack of time to prepare necessary documents. Therefore, the deadline for application submittal was postponed to 1 March 2017”.
It should be reminded that in July 2016, Ostap Semerak, the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, informed on finding investors into the project of solar power plant construction in the Chornobyl exclusion zone. According to the experts, the construction of a heliostation with capacity of up to 1,400 MW will help the Chornobyl zone to be revived and become again the center of the Ukrainian energy sector.
39 companies from around the world are ready to invest into solar energy development in the exclusion zone.
In order to improve the investment attractiveness, the Cabinet of Ministers reduced earlier the rent cost of the state property and simplified the procedure of land lease on the territory of the Chornobyl zone.