PPP and Infrastructure Expert Center (PIEC) held a successful promotional event on June 4 when Serhiy Nadal, Mayor of the western city of Ternopil, gave a talk about potential projects for the city. Mayor Nadal is familiar with PPPs as a mechanism for attracting private investment for public service projects and took the opportunity to discuss them with approximately 30 potential investors. He focused the need for private sector participation in healthcare, education, transportation, communal services, and other sectors. Energy efficiency and environmental protection were also highlighted. He was joined by members of the Ternopil City Council.
PIEC was established in May 2014 to serve as a platform for promoting PPPs. The meeting with Ternopil city officials was the first held by PIEC for showcasing opportunities in Ukrainian municipalities. PIEC plans to host other mayors of progressive cities to address issues and help prioritize reform and advocacy efforts.