The head of JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia " Vladimir Zhmak does not see the need for further purchase of diesel locomotives of the American concern General Electric.
"As for cooperation with General Electric, today I do not see the need for further purchase of General Electric diesel locomotives. Our goal is to switch to electric locomotives, since it is much more economical, " he said during a press conference on Thursday .
He said that "Ukrzaliznytsia " eliminated the shortage of locomotives.
"We have our first small achievements. For almost a month since the beginning of work, we have managed to eliminate the shortage of locomotives, " he said.
According to him, today, for the first time in a long time, UZ satisfies all transportation needs.
"There is not a single request for transportation that " Ukrzaliznytsia "did not satisfy. The market saw that we can carry. We can carry everything and do it quickly, " he added.
According to forecasts of Mr. Zhmak, JSC "Ukrzaliznytsia " expects to receive a loss of UAH 12-14 billion by the end of 2020.