State order for passenger cars in 2021

The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine plans to place an order for the manufacture of passenger cars with the total cost of 3 billion UAH. This was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladislav Krikliy on the 6th of October, during an interview with LIGA.net.

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Vladyslav Kryklii (Picture MIU)

“Next year, for the first time in the history of Ukraine, there will be a state order for passenger cars. I would also like to see state order for commuter trains, but even more I would like the local authorities to join this process. They get taxes, but they don’t finance anything. It doesn’t seem fair. Ukrainian railways should be supported in infrastructure development in 2021,” – Krikliy said.

The construction of passenger cars is planned to be financed by the budget. According to «Railway Supply» information, there should be a compensation of interest rate for the private companies which will purchase the freight cars.

In the opinion of Minister, the 2021 has to be a year of great construction for Ukrzaliznytsia.