Business Ombudsman visits Ternopil and Khmelnytsk Oblasts on May 19-20

On May 19, Ukraine’s Business Ombudsman Algirdas Semeta participated in the Ternopil INVEST-2016 investment forum in the city of Ternopil and on May 20 he met with business owners and the leadership of Khmelnytsk Oblast.
At the International Ternopil INVEST-2016 investment forum in Ternopil, Mr. Semeta spoke to participants about the ways in which the Business Ombudsman Council (BOC) can help improve the investment climate in the oblast. More than 400 individuals attended the event, including nearly 20 foreign delegations from various countries, state officials, and members of Ukraine’s business took part in investment forum. The main goal of event was delivery of information to investors about Ternopil Oblast as a reliable partner that is open for business.
On May 20, Mr. Semeta visited neighboring Khmelnytsk Oblast, which is now the 14th oblast he has visited as part of his program of tours to Ukraine’s regions. So far, the BOC has received four complaints from this oblast and has successfully resolved two of them. The Ombudsman met with Khmelnytsk Oblast Governor Oleksandr Korniychuk, Speaker of the Oblast Council Mykhailo Zahorodniy, and Khmelnytsk Mayor Oleksandr Symchyshyn. They discussed issues related to entrepreneurship that need to be resolved at the state level.
These visits to Ternopil and Khmelnytsk are part of the Business Ombudsman’s program of tours to the country’s regions, to enable Mr. Semeta to meet with local businesses and officials to discuss key problems that they encounter in doing business, and ways to improve the investment appeal of the region. He has already visited Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Odesa, Rivne, Volyn, Cherkassy, Zhytomyr, and Sumy Oblasts.

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