Ukraine can compete in quality of transport services with its neighbors – premier

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Ukraine has all the possibilities for infrastructure development and can compete with its neighbors in logistics and the quality of transport services.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said this at a regular meeting of the government’s strategic committee on Monday, according to the government portal.

«It is extremely important that the economy could grow and we could offer transport services of good quality. It is the service of the national economy. It is important that strategies could be predictable and long-term. We need a clear answer as to how will we develop airports, ports and dominate as a state that is qualitatively connected with the world — from the point of view of logistics and services. We really started to grow, and we need to accelerate that,» Groysman said.

Government officials reviewed the fundamentals of Ukraine’s aviation transport strategy until 2030 and the strategy for the development of sea ports of Ukraine until 2038. According to the report, the implementation of these documents will ensure not only the development of ports directly, but also help create new jobs, update cargo handling technologies and increase passenger flows. According to the forecast of the Infrastructure Ministry, the implementation, for example, of the aviation strategy will help increase passenger flows to 80 million passengers a year already in 2030.

Groysman also drew attention to the fact that the reform of the Customs Service, introduced by the Cabinet of Ministers, could also play a role in favor of infrastructure development. If there is the possibility of the most expeditious clearance of goods, it will be the undisputed competitive advantage of the state, he said.

Similarly, the involvement of local authorities in port development projects, including airports, could be positive too.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine created the strategic committee on January 10, 2019. The purpose of its work is to formulate policies and foundations for government decisions in the context of Ukraine’s transition to three-year budget planning.