The total amount of the agreements – concluded in 2016 between UOP enterprises-participants and enterprises of Lviv region in the framework of industrial cooperation and import substitution program fulfillment – amounted to more than 160 mln. UAH. These are the results of the Memorandum of Cooperation between SC "UkrOboronProm" and Lviv Regional State Administration, signed April 10, 2015.
"Today UOP enterprises-participants cooperate with 32 Lviv enterprises. Enterprises of Lviv region received 160.2 mln UAH order from UOP. They supply special seats for "Dozors", fuel remaining indicators, filters, sensors for military equipment, ferrules, bearings etc. We want to provide our domestic enterprises with work, provide jobs, thus investing into Ukrainian industry development, as it is capable of meeting the needs of defense sector"- said UKROBORONPROM Director General Roman Romanov.
He added that last year UOP cooperated with 14 enterprises of the Khmelnitsky region, having provided 70 million UAH order; 10 Odessa enterprises placed orders for 80 million UAH.
The Head of Lviv Regional Administration Oleg Synyutka said that 32 enterprises mentioned received workload due to UOP orders; UOP orders’growth by 50% in 2016 contributed to creating new jobs at regional enterprises.
Speaking about cooperation in 2017, Oleg Synyutka said that – together with "UkrOboronProm" – it was decided to increase the number of such enterprises up to 50, increasing the volume of UOP orders for Lviv enterprises – up to 10% of all orders. "This will give us extra several hundred jobs," – said Oleg Synyutka.
Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on economic policy, MP Yuriy Solovey – present at the meeting – mentioned successful fulfillment of the importsubstitution program in the defense industry sector and the rapid development and innovation of the industry.
The peculiarity of the Memorandum between the Lviv Regional State Administration and the Concern is that it’s entered in the framework of separate Agreement on cooperation in the field of armored vehicles. The Agreement provides cooperation for the implementation of regional development programs and the programs on manufacture, production, modernization, repair and sales of defence products at the SE "Lviv Armored Plant," involving various enterprises and financial institutions.
Cooperation expansion is possible primarily due to high-tech production output, to attracting investment for import substitution, enhancing competitiveness of domestic products.
In 2 years of the import substitution program fulfillment memoranda with 20 regions were signed: Overall it’s 382 enterprises employing more than 200 thousand specialists.