The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine expects that the draft law “On Railway Transport” in the Verkhovna Rada will be considered in the first half of 2022.

Законопроект «О железнодорожном транспорте»

This was stated by the First Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Vasily Shkurakov at the annual Infrastructure Day held by the European Business Association, informs Railway Supply magazine.

“Much depends on the draft law “On Railway Transport” for Ukrzaliznytsia. Now we are working with the deputy corps in order to submit it to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration in the first half of the year,” he said.

First Deputy Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee of the Verkhovna Rada Yulia Klimenko clarified that the draft law on railway transport is planned to be submitted for consideration in March-April 2022.

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According to her, this document is now a priority for the committee.

“Currently, the deputies are considering two draft laws on railway transport, previously registered in order to form a single document from it,” she added.

What should business expect in terms of reforms of regulatory activities in the part of railway transport? Compared to last year, these priorities have remained unchanged, since nothing has changed in 2021.

Therefore, what the business was waiting for last year – the adoption of the railway law, the law on the regulator (NKRT), the reorganization of UZ, the change in tariff policy – these issues remained as relevant as a year, two, three ago, ”added the partner of the law firm «Agreka» Marina Sharapa.

As previously reported, the Verkhovna Rada may consider draft laws on railway transport in October.

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