The Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine Tymofiy Mylovanov has said that investigations will be launched against unprofitable state enterprises, which lease out land. According to the ministry, the rental price should be UAH 3,000 per hectare.
Mylovanov said this at a meeting with heads of state enterprises.
“We have expectations that state-owned enterprises should bring the same profit per hectare of land that rent brings. Currently the price per hectare is UAH 3,000, and the average minimum profit should be the same. Otherwise, there will be investigations conducted by the law enforcement agencies as well as the relevant consequences,” the minister said.
To Mylovanov, “there is no corruption or money transfer” at the level of Kyiv, and urged to contact the ministry directly if such a cases were observed at an average level.
At the same time, Deputy Minister Taras Vysotskiy said that the area of state land in use by state enterprises in Ukraine is about 2.34 million hectares. But, according to real documentation, it is less – 1.62 million hectares.
At the same time the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadastre) report about 1.08 million hectares of land registered today, of which 510,000 hectares are of agricultural use.
About 650,000 hectares of agricultural land in Ukraine are in use by state-owned enterprises.
“According to the documentation, there about 700,000 hectares in use, but after it will be inventoried, most likely, there will be about 650,000 hectares, which is 5% less. This is a large-scale resource. Today, there are 1,085 user enterprises with different areas in Ukraine,” Vysotskiy emphasized.
To date, Ukraine has conducted inventory of land at 95% and should complete it by August 1, 2020.