In Minamaneho of Ukraine held a working meeting with representatives of the world Bank. The meeting was chaired by Minister Alexey Orzhel with the participation of Deputy Minister Alexey Ryabchin, Irina's Stavchuk, Stanislaus Kowalewski, Roman Abramov and Deputy Minister for European integration Konstantin Chizhik.
the Participants discussed the issues of unbundling (separation) of the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" attraction of investments into the Ukrainian GTS and establishment of an independent operator in accordance with European legislation, reform of the coal industry, State ecological Inspectorate, and the like.
Alex Orzel noted that today a revised road map for the reform of "Naftogaz" and intensified efforts to accelerate reforms. In particular, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the draft law # 2239-1 secession from the NJSC "Naftogaz of Ukraine" activities for transportation of natural gas.
"Ukraine above all eager to work on European gas regulation. That is why will be separated to transport natural gas from production and supply," the Minister said and added that the use of Ukraine's GTS for the transit of natural gas to the EU guarantee Europe's energy security and promotes competition in the European gas market.
Also, Alexey Orzhel drew attention to the importance of development projects to support energy efficiency.
representatives of the world Bank, in turn, supported the aspirations of Ukraine regarding the implementation of European legislation, development of energy efficiency and resolve issues of environmental protection.