PM: Logistics capabilities are becoming increasingly important within the context of economic development of Ukraine
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 25 April 2018 11:58

The growth of the economy and the production requires further development of logistics opportunities, in particular, roads and railways renovations. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the Government session.

The Head of Government emphasized that a road safety is becoming of critical importance in the context of road construction. According to the statistics data, more than 11 people die in road accidents every day.

"It is important for us to counteract and improve the situation on the roads. We have allocated UAH 2.6 billion for these purposes. We have 11 deaths every day on the roads - it's a  catastrophic loss. We have tens of thousands of road accidents, thereby we attach importance to the safety along with plans for road construction ", Volodymyr Groysman emphasized.

He recalled that this year a state road safety program will be implemented in Ukraine, which envisages a whole range of activities, from construction of safe crosswalks and island sites to the installation of 15 thousand new road signs and more thorough control of drivers' health.

"It is clear that there will be losses, but we can minimize casualties," the Head of Government underscored.

Moreover, the Prime Minister drew attention to the fact that not only central authorities should be responsible for road safety but the local governments as well . "The funds (for the implementation of safety measures) are allocated, they should be used as rationally as possible in order to ensure people feel changes in the situation on the roads. We will also call on MPs to engage in this process ", Volodymyr Groysman stated.

Apart from that, the Head of Government commissioned the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine to shape requirements for transportation of the oversized cargo. "Today, if there is a violation of weight standards, a driver pays a fine, however cargo shipper should also pay penalties. If you have a weight limitation up to 40 tons, why do you download 60 tons? I give instructions to work on this issue ", the Prime Minister underscored.