the Law on Inland Waterways is important not only for the Ministry, but also
for the market and international partners of Ukraine. It is also important to
point out, that implementation of the Association Agreement and fulfillment of
our obligation in this respect are the key priorities for the Ministry of
Infrastructure of Ukraine. Volodymyr Omelyan, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, stated
the above during the Round table «Dnipro Development
Initiatives», which was held with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands in Ukraine. Representatives of the EBRD, the EIB, the World
Bank, other international partners of Ukraine and Reform Support Team of the Ministry
of Infrastructure of Ukraine also took part in the event.
Omelyan emphasized that the draft law developed by
the Ministry is a pledge for the Dnipro potential
development, in terms of carrying out cargo and passenger transportation:
"We have not only a draft law, but also a number of documents for its
implementation - a business plan of transport development along the Dnipro. I am grateful to our international partners for
their expert assistance in preparing of this basic document, as well as for the
support of the key reforms initiated by the Ministry of Infrastructure".
Minister stressed that the draft Law on Inland Waterways complies with the
Logistics Strategy developed for Ukraine with the support of the World Bank.
Minister of Infrastructure also noted that the adoption of the Law on Inland
Waterways is important from the point of the implementation of the Association
Agreement with the EU: "We should implement 5 laws that have already been
introduced to the Parliament. The Law on Inland Waterways is among the key ones.
We believe that with the adoption of this law we will be able to launch a new
industry for Ukraine – shipbuilding, and cargo and passengers transportation
along the Dnipro."
of the European Commission emphasized that the Law on Inland Waterways complies
with the norms of the EU and the Association Agreement. Dnipro
Development Initiative, developed with the support of the Embassy of the
Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine supports the need for adoption of the Law
on Inland Waterways.