#PRODialogue: On September 12 – the roundtable “Development of the market of cargo river transportation in Ukraine”


Ukraine has 4 thousand kilometers of potentially navigable waterways, but uses only 10% of own capacity to transport cargo by river – the cheapest and most environmentally friendly type of transportation. The market of cargo river transportation is 6.5 million tons per year and has all chances to triple by 2020. However, the development is limited by the lack of effective regulation of this sector.

What legislative initiatives will allow the river transportation market to fully operate for the country’s economy? What sources of funding will be most effective for the development of the river sector? How to remove unnecessary barriers, reduce business costs and implement the best world’s practices in the market?

The state, business representatives and market participants with try to find answers at the Roundtable “Development of the market of cargo river transportation in Ukraine” in Kyiv on September 12.

The event will be attended by:

Volodymyr Omelyan, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Berend de Groot, Head of Cooperation programs of the EU Representative Office in Ukraine

Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration

Andriy Shklyar, Head of the Consultative Department of the Centre for Transport Strategies

Oleksiy Honcharuk, BRDO Head

Taras Slobodyanyuk, Head of Transport Sector, BRDO

Oleksandra Klitina, Director of Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Hans van der Werff, inland waterway sector expert of the Netherlands embassy

Hlib Strigunenko, Policy Advisor to the EU Fund for Support of Reforms / Technical Assistance

Adam Whiteman, US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Technical Assistance

Udo Vitulsky, Project Manager of the EU Inland Waterways Technical Assistance Project

Albert Bergonzo, inland waterway sector expert, Egis Ukraine

Business, public, expert and media representatives

The Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO) conducted a rolling review of the quality of market regulation, the results of which will be presented in an analytical study – the Green Paper “Cargo transportations by inland waterways of Ukraine”. Details at www.regulation.gov.ua.

Join the dialogue! Discussion results will be used as the basis to develop particular legislative changes in the market.

The event’s agenda is available here.

Venue: Kyiv, IQ Business Center (13-15, Bolsunovska St.)

Time: 10:00 – 12:00, September 12, 2017

You can register here. Additional information is available by phone: 063 440 47 07.

Media accreditation at o.kurbashnova@brdo.com.ua or by tel. 099 256 59 56.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the State Regulatory Service with the assistance of BRDO are the initiators of the regulatory reform in Ukraine. The project is supported by the EU as part of the EU4Business / FORBIZ initiative.  

The Public Dialogue between the government and businesses aims to improve the state regulation and the business climate in Ukraine.