A year ago, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Kryukov Carriage Works (KVSZ) and gave instructions to purchase 90 passenger cars and three diesel trains in Kremenchug; however, no purchases were made in 2020 or 2021. This was recalled by the director of the corporate governance department of the Kryukov Carriage Works Alexander Peryshkin.
“At the beginning of the year, a tender was announced for passenger cars, which were planned to be purchased for budget money, but it never took place. Now it is necessary to conduct a negotiation procedure and start deliveries this year, "he said during a meeting between the Governor of Poltava Region Oleg Sinegubov and the heads of industrial enterprises of the region.
A. Peryshkin, in particular, said that there are many beautiful performances from different tribunes, but the matter does not reach real steps. 10 years ago there were 18 car-building enterprises in Ukraine, and today there are only 2-3. It's hard to say how long the safety margin will last.
He also drew attention to the fact that due to insufficient workload, the salary of KVSZ employees fell, and contributions to the budgets of all levels decreased. There is an outflow of qualified personnel.
Over the past year, the production output has decreased by 3 times. This year, 586 freight cars were produced in Ukraine as a whole, while in 2011 - 10 thousand only at KVSZ. The situation in the industry is critical, A. Peryshkin summed up.