The Law on Rail Transport will be submitted to a vote in the parliament in the period of September-October. The acting head of the State Railway Administration (Ukrzaliznytsia), Oleksandr Zavhorodnyi, announced this during the roundtable on "Modernization of the Transport Infrastructure: a New Dialogue between Businesses and Ukrzaliznytsia" in Kiev on Thursday, the CFTS correspondent reports.
"The bill has already passed the committee, which approved the main issues related to passage of the document. We will submit it to a vote in the parliament in September-October if the rest of the approval process goes normally," Zavhorodnyi said.
The draft law on railways was published on the website of the Ministry of Infrastructure in June. The document was discussed with market players and representatives of the European Union’s member countries that already have successful experiences of railway reform.
The draft law was prepared in accordance with the European directives that Ukraine undertook to implement, and it provides for a number of fundamental changes on the market. Of course, the most important aspect involves granting private carriers access to the railway.