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Presidential "Big Construction" can reach the railways of Ukraine

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The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is preparing policy documents to expand the Big Construction program to the railway sector.

Presidential "Big Construction" can reach the railways of Ukraine
Фото: пресс-служба КВСЗ

"Big construction", initiated by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as a road project, in the near future may start in the country's railway sector. This was discussed at a meeting with the Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov, which took place on June 7, 2021, the press service of the Kryukov Carriage Works (KVSZ) reports.

The KVZS said that the idea of ​​a "Large construction project in the railway sector" is very close to the minister, he perfectly understands the economic benefits of its implementation. He understands that the efficiency there will be higher than in road construction. Because, first of all, the railway sector is larger than the automobile one. Secondly, there are also more problems here.

The Minister of Infrastructure stressed: "We will prepare a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, program documents."

According to the press service of KVSZ, "Large construction in the railway sector" is a project to renew the fleet of freight, passenger cars and traction equipment.

“It is worth starting with writing off old wagons and planning purchases by year. It is necessary to issue a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers on this matter. The car-building enterprises, which are dying today, will begin to "breathe". In 2011 there were 18 of them, last year - 5, this year - only 2. And then they do not work at full capacity, "- said the company.

According to the economists of KVSZ, the implementation of the program will give GDP growth by 2.3%, taking into account the multiplier effect - by 8%. Revenues to the budgets of all levels - more than 31 billion hryvnia per year. In addition, 30 thousand jobs will be created in related industries and 15 thousand in the car building.

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