The company will be able to operate on nine routes.
Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure introduced the new board chairman of Ukrzaliznytsia to the company’s staff.
This percentage of production localization will be stipulated in the terms of the competition to supply electricity locomotives, according to Ukrzaliznytsia’s management.
Ukrzaliznytsia has extended by three weeks the deadline for responding to invitations to participate in the process of inclusion on the shortlist of manufacturers of electric locomotives.
A dozen companies have expressed interest in participating in the pilot project.
The prime minister of Ukraine discussed this issue during a meeting with the ambassador of France.
There are no restrictions on the number of companies that can participate in the tender.
Ukrzaliznytsia plans to continue upgrading its fleet of diesel locomotives.
At least 15% of production will be localized in Ukraine.
The requirements apply to locomotives, train drivers, and traffic safety.
The pilot project will be implemented in three stages.
The Ministry of Infrastructure will determine the terms of implementation of the pilot project.
The company's draft financial plan makes provision for the necessary capital investments.
In particular, CRRC has held talks with Lemtrans.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure is also negotiating with the American bank on provision of financial support for Ukrainian aircraft manufacturing companies.
The Lviv Railway is the fourth regional division of Ukrzaliznytsia to begin operating American-made diesel locomotives.
Ukrzaliznytsia has again announced that billions of hryvnia in investments is needed for upgrade of railway rolling stock and infrastructure.
The Ministry of Infrastructure has disclosed the number of trams, trolleybuses, and subway cars in Ukraine.
Ukrzaliznytsia plans to spend about UAH 50 billion on their acquisition.
It is necessary to determine the supplier of electric locomotives and the sources of finance.