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Ukrainian Railways will be a disaster in the case of privatization, said the former Deputy Minister of infrastructure Alexander cava in an interview with “CapitalTV” on YouTube.
“If such a decision is made, Ukraine will become the first European country which will actually destroy the railway system,” warned cava.
According to him, in many Latin American authorities did not want to date the railway was carried out the privatization and division in a small company. “This led to the fact that in all countries was stopped passenger traffic on the railway and dismantled from one-half to two-thirds of the rail network,” — said the former official.
In Europe, the railway infrastructure is owned by the state, and in most countries the market is dominated by the public carrier, he added.
“Current reformers try using the recipe, which was aimed at solving very different problems to solve Ukraine’s problems. This will lead to the collapse of rail transport,” said cava.
The former official added that the privatization of “say people who don’t understand how to work the rail”.
August 30, Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Goncharuk has proposed to divide the company “Ukrzaliznytsia” (“Ukrainian railway”) into three parts, and only one of them to leave the property of the state. According to him, “the smaller the state the economy is, the better.” While railroad tracks can not be privatized. The head of “Railways” Evgeny Kravtsov offered to partially sell shares in private companies for investment, told Hromadske.
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