The Cabinet of Ministers adopted an order to ensure the safety of navigation in the waters of Ukrainian ports in the Danube region and rail transport.
The government adopted the corresponding document No. 255-r on March 30.
According to it, the Ministry of Infrastructure, together with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Finance, must ensure the allocation of funds from the reserve fund of the state budget to compensate for the damage caused as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and military operations on the territory of Ukraine in the event that insurers refuse to provide insurance coverage to charterers, operators and / or owners of sea vessels and inland navigation vessels sailing under the flag of Ukraine and the flags of foreign states, if such vessels are located in the waters of Ukrainian ports in the Danube region.
In addition, compensation for damage is provided to owners and / or operators of rolling stock admitted to circulation by railways on the track of 1435 millimeters, if such rolling stock is located on the territory of Ukraine.
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine intends to allocate UAH 119.8 million for reimbursement of expenses to 112 business entities under the program to support the development of viticulture, horticulture and hop production, the press service of the ministry has reported.
The ministry’s commissions made the corresponding decision at a meeting on July 12.
“Thanks to state support, Ukrainian agricultural producers have already planted 1,853 hectares with new crops, in particular, hazelnuts, walnuts, apples, pears, cherries, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, cherries, raspberries, plums, peaches, sea buckthorn,” the ministry noted.
The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine in the near future might submit a draft resolution on compensation of investments in the port industry to the Cabinet of Ministers for consideration, Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion has said. “We are talking about compensation of investments in the port industry of Ukraine, legalization of objects of port infrastructure that are not registered for objective reasons, both public and private,” he said at the Ukrainian Ports Forum 2018 in Odesa. In addition, the official expressed confidence that the ministry will soon complete the development of a new methodology for calculating port dues, as well as preparation of other legislative acts that will promote the development and modernization of seaports and will further provide opportunities to reduce port rates. At the same time, Kistion noted that since the beginning of the year the government has reduced port rates by 20%.