Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion at the Government House held a meeting to tackle the situation on market of railway transportation of the agro-industrial complex products. The event gathered MPs of Ukraine, representatives of ministries and departments, the country's main railroad carrier Ukrzaliznytsia and heads of agribusiness associations to find ways to settle problems in the freight transportation market.
"Situations that cause irreparable losses to the Ukrainian economy are unacceptable. If there occurs a problem, it should be solved promptly in a close Government-business dialogue. Indeed, the losses of farmers who complain about the lack of grain carriers mean losses to the entire Ukrainian economy", said Volodymyr Kistion during the meeting.
In order to quickly resolve the situation and prevent the emergence of such problems in the future, the Vice Prime Minister instructed to create a headquarters within the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, which responsibility will include daily monitoring of the situation in the railroad market and reporting on the results to the Government.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Ukrzaliznytsia are commissioned in synergy with entrepreneurs to work on improving the rules for the carriage of goods by rail, taking into account the need for long-term planning of cargo transportation.
The Antimonopoly Committee in a short tert should carry out a check on the justification of the increase by PJSC Ukrzaliznytsya of tariffs for rail freight transportation and compliance with antimonopoly laws.
"Ukrzaliznytsya, in view of the active period of grain exports, should urgently improve the dispatching process of transportation, ensure transparency and predictability of the distribution of cars and locomotives. The management approach and coordinated work must dominate", summed up Volodymyr Kistion.