The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine supports progressive bills # 1196-1 and # 1182-1 of September 06, 2019, which present the European model of the rail and inland waterway transport market. Relevant bills were registered at the Verkhovna Rada on September 6.
“Ukraine has a real opportunity to create a competitive market for passenger and cargo transportation. Moreover, the elimination of selective access to public infrastructure is expected. For the first time, these bills regulate the basics of state regulation in the field of rail and inland waterway transport”, said the Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii.
The Minister added that from now on the efficiency of the state administration and regulation system will grow steadily. New initiatives, among other things, determine relations with local executive authorities and local governments.
“These bills present the European model of the rail and inland waterway transport market, while the responsibility for key aspects of the development of the industry now rests with specific public authorities. In particular, it concerns state policy, security, tariffs and control of equal access to infrastructure”, explained the Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii.
Apart from the aforesaid benefits, the adoption of the bills by the Parliament of Ukraine is part of the fulfillment of Ukraine's obligations set out in the Association Agreement with the EU, in particular, the separation of infrastructure management activities from the provision of transportation services.
“We are gradually and confidently restoring order. First of all, we lay the groundwork for a fair competition, as it is the basis of success! We look forward to the adoption of initiatives by the Verkhovna Rada as soon as possible”, Vladyslav Kryklii summed up.