Roman Nitsovych, Dixi Group’s Head of Projects and Programs, took part in the Multi-Stakeholder Group’s (MSG) meeting held on 14 March to review and approve a draft 2016 Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Report.
The primary report on data verification and a draft contextual part of the 2016 EITI Report were presented by Andrii Kitura, a representative of the independent administrator EY Ukraine.
Production of refractory clays, high-melting-point clays and sand used in glass industry were added to extractive industries covered by the upcoming EITI Report: production of oil, gas, coal and iron, titanium and manganese ores. Information regarding role of the government in the industry, reserves, essential exploratory operations, special permits, production output, export and import volumes, etc. will be disclosed for every extractive industry.
After discussions, MSG members have voted to approve the first draft of the Report. The group has also agreed that work on developing terms of reference for preparation of a new report must start as soon as possible in order to have the 2017 Report released this year.