The Logistics Committee under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has been designed to contribute to finding comprehensive solutions to the problems that accumulated in infrastructure area, to provide more efficiently coordinating of activities among Central Executive bodies, and to interact with businesses and NGOs.
This was stated by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion on the outcomes of the second meeting of the Committee.
"The Logistics Committee as an interagency working group aims to help solving the problems that have occurred in infrastructure in recent years. For the last two years the index of logistics efficiency in Ukraine has dropped by 19 points: from 61 position in 2014 down to 80 in 2016. We need a comprehensive analysis of the problems and better coordination of activities between authorities in seeking for necessary solutions. It is for this purpose that the Logistics Committee was set up", stressed Volodymyr Kistion.
According to him, principal tasks entrusted to the Committee include analysis and determining of logistics problems and barriers; developing of ways, mechanisms and methods of implementation of reforms in the logistics domain; preparation of proposals on improvement of legislative and normative-legal framework necessary to regulate logistics issues.
The operations of the Logistics Committee shall focus on three directions: strategic infrastructure development, streamlining of trade and optimization of tariffs. Keeping in mine these three lines there have been established three working subgroups within the Committee, headed by First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Evhen Kravtsov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Mykhailo Tytarchuk and Deputy Minister of Finance Serhii Marchenko.
The subgroups comprise representatives of line ministries and central executive authorities. In addition, to participate in the Logistics Committee and relevant subgroups are invited members of the public and businesses.
"Since the Committee must apply a comprehensive approach to solving urgent problems and pursuing reforms, we invite to cooperation business representatives and line associations. I personally and all members of the Committee are ready to hear constructive suggestions from all stakeholders. We are open to dialogue with business and the community in solving problems in infrastructure sector", emphasized Volodymyr Kistion.
In the near future it will be posted on the Government portal an invitation and conditions for participation in the next meeting of the Logistics Committee.