Ukraine’s movement towards Europe is becoming an ever more practical. One of the aspects of this path is the increase of trade with the EU and new logistics on the western borders. This was emphasized by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
During the meeting, the Government decided to expand the water area of seaports on the Danube. It concerns the ports in Izmail, Reni and the port of Ust-Dunaysk. According to the Prime Minister, over the past six months Ukraine has managed to increase the cargo turnover of these ports from 30 thousand tonnes per month to 1.7 million tonnes.
“By more than 50 times. And this is not the limit. We see that there are up to a hundred ships in queues to enter these ports, and therefore we are working to expand their capacity. Today’s decision of the Government is aimed at this. In addition, it will increase the safety of navigation on the Danube, in particular the control and maintenance of declared depths,” the Head of Government noted.
According to the Prime Minister, by opening new border crossing points and expanding the water area of the Danube ports, Ukraine will be able to increase exports and strengthen economic stability.
“Together with our European neighbors in the West, we are working to ensure that the borders do not divide us, but unite us,” stressed Denys Shmyhal.