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Stakeholders work on transport strategy to improve transport services in Ukraine

18 November 2016, 10:27

On 17th November 2016, press conference and round table on transport strategy took place in Kyiv. The events aimed to establish social dialogue to shape the national transport strategy of Ukraine.

To ensure sustainable development in the transport sector in Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is updating the national transport strategy in line with the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The strategy, covering freight and passenger transport, aims at providing efficient services both for citizens and business as well as better Ukraine connectivity with the EU, and beyond. It is based on the development vision Ukraine 2020 and European transport strategy for 2050. It ensures that the economic development is the core of the transport sector development. The strategy identifies five priorities, measures to achieve those priorities and associated actions.

The strategy priorities include improving efficiency in public governance in the transport sector; providing efficient passenger and freight transport services for to serve Ukraine economy and its citizens; achieving sustainable financing for transport sector development; improving transport safety and security particularly in urban areas; as well as improving urban mobility and integration of Ukrainian regions.

Those will be achieved through 120 proposed actions, pre-defined KPIs and a pilot strategic environmental assessment complying with EU related rules.

Over 250 representatives of the industry, cities and regions, users, academia and NGOs participate in the debate on proposals and vision on Ukraine’s transport development. Across all focus groups, the participants highly value the European Commission’s support, which ensures that the National Transport Strategy will be in line with the EU best practice, and will determine the direction of the industry by 2030, taking into consideration expectations of citizens, businesses and public interest as well as regulatory approximation with EU standards. Due to be finalised by the end of 2016 the strategy would be grounded in realistic needs and opportunities. It will set strong mechanisms for its practical implementation, ensuring that it does not remain only on paper.


Background information

The update of the national strategy in the transport sector in Ukraine is being supported by the project “Support to the Implementation of the Association Agreement and of the National Strategy in the Transport Sector in Ukraine” (AASISTS) funded by the European Union.                                                                                                                             

The EU funded technical assistance project "Support to the Implementation of the Association Agreement and of the National Strategy in the Transport Sector in Ukraine" is undertaken from January 2016 to January 2019.

More information about the project: /en/content/pidtrimka-realizacii-ugodi-pro-asociaciyu-ta-nacionalnoi-strategii-v-transportnomu-sektori-v-ukraini.html

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