The Director General of the Mariupol metallurgical Ilyich iron and steel works Yuriy Zinchenko again harshly criticized the Polish top management of PJSC “Ukrzaliznytsia” and its intention to raise freight rates in 2017, writes Ua.Prom.
“The worst predictions were confirmed. For the umpteenth time. They say people don’t change. Do not change, and some organizations – for example, “Ukrzaliznytsia”. Officially confirmed the intention of Cosmopolita again next year to raise the price of freight. This was announced at a conference with investors of the BONDS. In addition, information was confirmed by the head of Department of the Ministry of infrastructure A. Fedorenko. Plan to raise business rates by 25%,” – he wrote on his page on the social network Facebook.
“Again the increase in tariffs. As in this year. As in the previous. Instead of reforms, fight against corruption, fight for each cargo ton – offer the business again to “chip in” and pay for everything. And all at once. Really – why to do something, if all the problems of monopoly, and its management can be solved in one fell swoop – just raise the rates? Short-term effect is guaranteed, and, unfortunately, that many people are satisfied”, – he complained.
The CEO noted that for these solutions there is a limit. “And thanks to a short-sighted policy of state monopoly we will soon reach. We are Ukrainian manufacturer that is unable to withstand the constant growth of prices for services of the BONDS. Freights leave with W/d in 2015 transported by 9.4% less than in 2014, and in 2016 is expected to fall another 1.3% to the level of 2015”, – Zinchenko recalled.
“I am glad that the intention to raise tariffs for freight transport have to approve the Cabinet. I hope that common sense will prevail and the idea is to replace the reform and promised improvements new requisitions will not be supported. Otherwise these reforms in the CL we can’t wait for ever,” – said the head of the boiler. Ilyich.
Earlier, the leader of the Radical party of Ukraine Oleg Lyashko in the air, “TRK Ukraina” reported that the meeting with him, Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman promised that “the increase in railway fares will not.” “I’m sure they will keep my word,” he said.
According to the MP, the increase in freight rates means that Ukrainian businesses will become less competitive compared to foreign partners and competitors. “This is a direct reduction in foreign exchange earnings and most importantly – if prices increase, the owners of the enterprises will save on the salary of Ukrainians”, – said Lyashko.