The Cabinet of
Ministers of Ukraine in synergy with the Ukrzaliznytsia
PJSC have completed the negotiations with the US industrial giant
General Electric on the program for retrofitting the
rolling stock of the Ukrzaliznytsia and traction
Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman
announced at a Gov’t session Wednesday.
"Ukrzaliznytsia and the Government have wound up the talks
with General Electric. In
late February we will sign a contract for the production of new steam engines
for trains," said Volodymyr Groysman.
He emphasized the
parties have reached an accord that the localization of production will be 40% at
least, and, besides, Ukraine will join the global production network of the
Apart from that,
the Head of Government emphasized in spring the Beskyd
Tunnel will be put into operation - a major infrastructure facility aimed to significantly
expand the possibilities of using rail transport in the west of Ukraine.