The updated Memorandum on cooperation between the State Concern "Ukroboronprom" (UOP) and the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration – in the framework of implementation of the state defense order, import substitution and programs of socio-economic development – was signed on August 22. This document was the result of the meeting between Director General of the country’s largest defense industrial association Roman Romanov and the Governor of Mykolayiv Region Oleksiy Savchenko.

For the first time, a similar document was signed on April 30, 2015, when the Mykolayiv region, one of the first, joined UOP import substitution program, however, over the past two years, the region demonstrated disappointing cooperation statistics and did not use half of its potential.

Seven UOP enterprises-participants – located in the region – produced products for 4.6 billion UAH in 2015, 5.4 billion UAH in 2016, and 1.2 billion UAH in H1 2017. The total volume of payments to the budgets state of all levels by these enterprises amounted to 683.1 million UAH in 2015, 655.1 million UAH in 2016, for H1 2017- 279.1 million UAH. For example: Mykolayiv Armored Plant, after BI years, advanced power and is systematically implementing orders. As of today, the enterprise has orders up till the end of 2018.

Within the framework of cooperation, UOP enterprises placed orders for Mykolayiv enterprises of various forms of ownership by UAH 18.3 million in 2015, by UAH 26 million in 2016, and in 2017 they are planning to order for UAH 32 million UAH. For comparison: the neighboring Kherson region in 2017 will receive orders for 50+ million UAH.

UKROBORONPROM offers Mykolaiv manufacturers and entrepreneurs to become partners of the State Concern – to produce components for the defense industry. The State Concern can order components from foreign partners, but all of those can be manufactured in Ukraine. This Memorandum and cooperation development will provide regional investment flows", – summed up the head of UKROBORONPROM Roman Romanov and the Governor of Mykolayiv Region Oleksiy Savchenko.