Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii held an online meeting with representatives of the American company Wabtec Corporation today, April 19.
The parties discussed prospects for cooperation in the development of the railway sector of Ukraine. The event was also attended by First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Dmytro Abramovych, Acting Chairman of the Management Board of JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" Ivan Yuryk, Member of the Board of JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia" Frantisek Buresh, representatives of the Ministry and Ukrzaliznytsia.
Vladyslav Kryklii stressed that the implementation of projects in the field of railway transport is one of the priorities for the Government of Ukraine. "We are extremely interested in the development of cooperation with the American side, in particular in the renewal of rolling stock and the development of high-speed railway communication to ensure the development of passenger traffic," said the Minister.
Vladyslav Kryklii welcomed Wabtec Corporation's interest in cooperating with the Ukrainian Railways and thanked for the received 30 locomotives, which are currently operating at regional branches and providing cargo transportation. "Further implementation of the locomotive fleet renewal project will be considered by Ukrzaliznytsia after the introduction of the service maintenance, which will increase the productivity and locomotives availability," he emphasized.
The parties also raised an issue of possible cooperation in the development of digitalization of the transport sector.
Earlier, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Krykliy held a fruitful online meeting with the Minister of Transportation of the United States of America Pete Buttigieg, during which the parties discussed the importance of sustainable infrastructure development, including aviation, rail transport, electric mobility, cybersecurity and seaports.