EBRD to open representative office in Odesa in May
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will open its fourth representative office in Odesa in May, thus completing the formation of its representative offices in Ukraine, EBRD Director for Ukraine Sevki Acuner has said.
For the EBRD this is the key and necessary factor for ensuring regional development and business development in the regions, he said at the fifth meeting of the Regional Development Council in Kyiv.
He noted such an office opened in Kharkiv at the end of 2016, the other two work in Kyiv and Lviv.
Acuner said the EBRD is creating another 15 business support centers in Ukraine.
"We want to make that small and medium-sized enterprises increase their competitive advantages in all the regions of the country. Small and medium-sized enterprises are the key to the stable development of Ukraine. They will be able to help de-tycoonization of the economy, its de-monopolization," the banker said.
EBRD Senior Advisor Anton Usov said the opening of the bank's office in Odesa is preliminarily scheduled for May 26 this year.