The Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft law on rail transit between the two countries without stops

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the draft law, which provides for the ratification of the protocol between the governments of Ukraine and Moldova on amendments to the agreement on the operation of railway transport. The permanent representative of the government in the Verkhovna Rada Taras Melnychuk reported about it on Telegram.

As Melnychuk noted, amendments to the agreement will make it possible to carry out transit transportation through the territory of Ukraine on the Etulia (Moldova) – Reni (Ukraine) – Giurgiulesti (Moldova) section of empty rolling stock of all forms of ownership and cargo, which are headed from the stations of Moldova and Ukraine or transit through Ukraine and Moldova to/from Giurgiulesti and Romanian Galati-Larga without stopping.

«The pass without stops will be carried out due to the refusal of double processing of such trains at the Reni station (reception from Etulia and delivery to Giurgiulesti) by the railway and controlling authorities, as well as additional technological operations related to the change of locomotives», remarked Valeriy Tkachev, Deputy Director of the UZ’s Commercial work department.

It is assumed that this decision will help to increase the volume of cargo transportation and throughput.

As GMK Center reported earlier, «Ukrainian Railways (UZ) will provide the service transportation of goods by transit on the territory of Moldova in all connections. The relevant contract was concluded by the Transport Logistics Center (TLC) branch of UZ and the Moldovan railway operator Calea Ferată din Moldova (CFM). This step will make it possible to strengthen the company’s export capabilities and increase the volume of transportation of strategically important export cargoes.

Also, the EU and the EBRD will allocate €43 million for the modernization of the railway in Moldova – the funds are invested in the restoration of a key transit route on the roads of solidarity for Ukraine.