More than a dozen of corporations with worldwide recognition have expressed their interest in participation in the management of Ukraine’s gas transmission system (GTS), the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said, UNIAN reports.
“Great work has been done – Naftogaz-Ukraine has hired a consultant who is now drafting a proposal in regards to the transparent management of the gas transmission system of Ukraine in accordance with international rules and regulations,” Poroshenko announced at a meeting with journalists on 17 February after the Munich Security Conference, the presidential press service reported.
The president also said that “more than a dozen of world-famous corporations have already shown clear desire to participate in the process.” According to him, the government has already made some crucial decisions.
“Once the range of companies is defined – those able to secure gas transit, ensure an efficient modernization of the gas transportation network and provide the state with the greatest benefit in the operation of the country’s gas transportation system, the best carrier will win,” the head of state said.
The Cabinet of Ministers expects to hold the first round of negotiations with potential partners in the management of the GTS on 21-22 February. Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion said there are seven corporations that are definitely interested, two of which are representatives of worldwide gas consortiums.