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Modernization of infrastructure will strengthen the position of Ukraine as the key country in the New Silk Road project, says Prime Minister
22.12.2017 | 16:15
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

Ukraine's infrastructure improvement will not just allow the country to accelerate its economic growth, but to strengthen the international logistics position of Ukraine as the key country participating in a major international logistics project the New Silk Road as well. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the final press conference.

"We have port infrastructure, rail infrastructure, we are now restoring the road infrastructure. We are cooperating with Georgia, Azerbaijan, we are working with China. We have set the task which is to transport goods safely," stressed Volodymyr Groysman, "It is clear that the modernization of infrastructure, the creation of new rules means not just to write posts on Facebook. This implies a fundamental work. And for 2018 we have a number of serious challenges (to liberalize procedures, to improve the conditions of cargo handling)."

In this regard, the Head of Government reminded that recently the Cabinet of Ministers had approved the plan for the modernization of the SE Ukrzaliznytsia, and will soon wound up the negotiation with the American giant General Electric on retrofitting the rolling stock of the Ukrzaliznytsia. No less important in this aspect is cooperation with other partners of Ukraine from different countries, including China.

Background

The Head of Government has repeatedly noted that infrastructure development is one of the essential priorities for the Government. And in 2018, the projects of road overhaul and infrastructure development will allow the economy to improve its performance by at least 1% of GDP.

 

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