Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announces the elaboration of a unified transport development strategy, including rail, air and maritime transport aimed to create a transparent and competitive transport market in Ukraine. Relevant agreements were reached during a meeting of the Prime Minister with representatives of business circles and field-specific business associations.
«Infrastructure is of utmost importance for the development of the economy, for strengthening of Ukraine's position in international markets and for the creation of jobs. We need the JSC Ukrzaliznytsia, ports, river transport, highways to be worked as a single system that allows businesses to develop and achieve their targets», Volodymyr Groysman claimed.
The attendees of the meeting brought up a lot of questions in connection with the work of the transport system in Ukraine. «Today, we need a transport development strategy concerning road, rail, air and maritime transport. Meanwhile, our international partners are building up their logistic potential, we simply lose it because of the lack of the strategy, transparency and openness. Each company that is present here has both a clear strategy and goal, however our transport industry doesn’t have the blueprint of development. Meanwhile, the infrastructure should become a quality service for the economy», stressed the Prime Minister.
On the outcomes of the meeting, the Head of Government instructed to summon a similar meeting in a month and a half and commissioned the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to shape a strategic vision for the development of the transport sector which will be presented at the said meeting.
In turn, the participants of the meeting proposed a number of initiatives that could be considered both at the level of the Government and at the level of Parliament. The said issues can be discussed at the level of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, in case of necessity will be included in the provisions of the unified transport development strategy.