Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian favors attraction of Polish railway companies to the Ukrainian transport market. Omelian announced this in Odesa, the CFTS reports.
"Today I had meetings with the Polish delegation and the delegation from Singapore. Regarding the Polish, we hope to hold extensive consultations in the format of a working group in October. The issues are complex: construction of roads, the Via Carpathia trans-European highway, and the issue of joint operation of railways. I have made a request Polish passenger train operators coming to us so that we can see the difference between the operations of the Ukrainian and Polish railways, so that Ukrainian citizens can demand more and want better," said the minister.
The issue of operation of private rail carriers in Ukraine has not yet been resolved because a law on railways has not yet been adopted.
"We are working with American experts – a team from the United States Treasury Department that has already been advising the ministry for more than six months. Within the framework of their work, we expect a team of experts to arrive in September-October to examine the existing Odesa airport and the potential site for an alternative airport, which should be larger and handle not only passengers but also cargoes. Currently, we are only at the beginning of negotiations and the arrival of this mission in Ukraine will be the starting point," the minister said in Odesa.