"Укрзализныця" conducts negotiations with the European bank of regional development on the credit for modernization of tracks in the direction of large seaports of Kherson and Nikolaev.
The new credit from the European Reconstruction and Development Bank will allow the railroad to electrify a site Dolinskaya - Nikolaev - Kherson - Jankoi. Building of the second double-track input on the Crimean peninsula will solve a problem of input of the second way to the Crimea where in summertime cargo movement is considerably reduced and increased the passenger. "Need of this project ripened long ago. In - the first, we will provide пассажироперевозки vacationers in summer months, in - the second, completely we use capacities of cargo deep-water ports in Sevastopol, Kerch and Feodosiya which partially stand idle now", - the deputy director general of "Ukrzaliznytsi" Victor Chorny emphasized. The term of implementation of the project - about two years.
The coordinator on external relations of the European Reconstruction and Development Bank Anton Usov reported that negotiations on granting by credit bank in two directions are almost complete. The largest project assumes updating of a cargo rolling stock. The general estimate of the project - 750 million dollars.
The second large project - site electrification Poltava - Burta - Korystivka. Its cost - 150 million euros. "Укрзализныця" - the old and reliable partner of the European Reconstruction and Development Bank. "Our joint projects are successful. Especially recently", - Anton Usov noted.
Large-scale plans at the new guide "Ukrzaliznytsi" and to updating of a rolling stock. By 2020 the Ukrainian monopolist plans to enclose 130 billion hryvnias in updating of a cargo rolling stock.
The member of the committee of the Verkhovna Rada concerning transport and communication Nikolay Kovzel in the comment noted that "Ukrzaliznytsya" already actively conducts negotiations with potential investors. "However, negotiations go behind closed doors", - the deputy reported. Also he emphasized that, according to the legislation, funds from the budget for development of railway infrastructure can't be allocated. "Money of the state can go only for acquisition of a passenger rolling stock", - Kovzel noted.Only in the current year "Ukrzaliznytsya" will spend 1,7 billion hryvnias for acquisition of a traction rolling stock. For updating and purchase of cars will allocate one billion, freight cars - 1,2 billion. Besides, will be modernized and put into operation of 1700 gondola cars.
Updating of a rolling stock and modernization of tracks in the direction of large seaports of Kherson and Nikolaev automatically improve transit appeal of the country. It is already noticeable by results of activity for the first quarter. According to Goskomstat data, for January - April of the current year the enterprises of transport transported more than 306 million tons of freight, it is 8,8% more, than for the same period of last year.
Besides, "Ukrzaliznytsya" intends to increase transit transportation of goods by 9,5%, to 75 million tons. "This year we expect to receive the volume (transit transportations) of 73-75 million tons", - Chorny told.
To improve capacity for transportation of transit freights, the monopolist carries out electrification of sites of the railroads. "Today we developed work on further electrification of diesel sites with the subsequent laying of the second ways on a site Kremenchug - Burta - Korystivka", - Victor Chorny noted.