The reform of “Ukrzaliznytsia” stalled

Реформа "Укрзализныци" буксует

The service is not European, violations of the ten billion hryvnia – is the result of rosaudit.

But the reform plan is the main carrier of the country, as it turned out, there is. But it is gathering dust in Parliament since last year. What is it and when will get the green light learned our journalists.

Two of the bill on the reform of “Ukrzaliznytsia” on a dead end road. Since last summer are in the parliamentary profile Committee. One there came deputies of the “European solidarity”, the second alternative, but conceptually similar, was developed by Committee members of the ruling faction. At the next meeting for these documents, the parliamentarians were not taken.

“Got to the Committee in September last year, on the reform of “Ukrzaliznytsia” – we are working on them. It is very difficult to do,” explains a member of the Committee on transportation and infrastructure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Nikolay Tishchenko.

The new laws would help to restore order in the finances of the monopolist. For now, all the money in one pile. And it would be possible to separate the freight from passenger, maintenance of infrastructure from train service. According to the European standards.

In the meantime, the deputies of the Committee of transport and infrastructure have been slow on the railroad blooms corruption. Here’s the latest test:

– In General the audit found violations of financial discipline and shortcomings in the activities of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsya” affecting the financial and economic activities, in the amount of 2.9 billion hryvnia. In addition, the audit found violations in the administration of public procurement in the amount of 8.9 billion UAH.

But according to one of the members of the relevant Committee, Konstantin Bondarev, need another bill to reform the “TIES”. For two, that is already – not so.

“Today there is no decision to support it. Very soon there will be parliamentary law, which will be registered and will receive support,” says K. Bondarev.

None of the new document, nor about the insignificance of the old two, the other member of the Committee – Oleksandr skychko – knows nothing. Says he and colleagues are going to consider bills that already exist, not the one which is still there.

“I think that in the near future will be organized by the Subcommittee and we will be considering this bill,” said a member of the Committee on transportation and infrastructure of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr skichko.

At least the passengers of the railway reforms expected Industrialists. The goods to carry it. From freight traffic the railway has more than eighty percent of the profits. The inflated cost of transportation of goods actually offsets the effect of disorder in the finances of “Ukrzaliznytsya”.

“If we are talking about the long term, the only way not to patch holes, and to engage in the reform of “Ukrzaliznytsya”. The fact that this bill is in the Committee is wrong. No normal communication between people’s deputies, the Committee and the Minister”, – said the President of Association of enterprises “Ukrmetallurgprom” Alexander Kalenkov.

The new bill, like the old MPs promise to consider before the summer recess.