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The Ministry of infrastructure wants to raise railway fare

Мининфраструктуры ​хочет поднять ж/д тарифOn the Agency’s website published a draft order.

It should be noted that the Ministry has published a draft order in another section of your site. In particular, he posted in the “classifieds” section, but should be in the “Regulatory activity”.

As you know, previously the acting General Director of UZ Evgeny Kravtsov promised to hold talks with the business and to coordinate the positions regarding the increase of tariffs for cargo rail transportation in domestic traffic.

The increase in freight rates of 22.5% included in the draft financial plan of the state company, which was developed by the team the previous chapters TIES the score Balcona.

Estimates of agricultural associations, the growth of prices for goods transport “Ukrzaliznytsya” will lead to additional costs for grain transportation in the amount of about UAH 1.5 bn. Farmers drew attention to the fact that the planned growth of tariffs at the level of 22.5% is much higher than the inflation rate in 2016 (12.4%) and for the first half of 2017 (7.9 per cent). In the opinion of professional associations, the increase in tariffs for cargo transportation will inevitably lead to reduced competitiveness of Ukrainian products on international markets.

In turn, the President of Association of Enterprises “Ukrmetallurgprom” Alexander Kalenkov expressed confidence that talking about the increase in freight rates is pointless to eliminate operating inefficiencies and corruption on the railroad.

According to estimates Kalenkova, the increase in W/d rate of 22.5% will lead to additional costs around 7-10$. for each ton of steel products.

“If there is this increase, we will simply displace with export markets, as about 30% of our contracts are low-margin products. And this applies not only to us, the cement industry and farmers the situation is the same,” – said the President of “Ukrmetallurgprom”.

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