Business news from Ukraine

TRUCK DRIVERS NOT SUBJECT TO OBSERVATION

The requirement for mandatory observation does not apply to drivers and maintenance personnel of freight vehicles, if there is no reason to believe that they had contact persons infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“The requirement for compulsory observation does not apply to drivers and maintenance personnel of freight vehicles, crew members of aircraft, sea, river vessels, members of train and locomotive crews, if there is no reason to believe that they were in contact with a person with COVID-19 infection,” Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Krykliy wrote on his Telegram channel.
Earlier, the Ministry of Infrastructure said that, in accordance with the amendments to Ukrainian Chief State Sanitary Doctor’s resolution No. 2 dated March 21, 2020 on preventing the further cases of COVID-19 infection in Ukraine approved by the Health Ministry on March 24, 2020, drivers and maintenance personnel of freight vehicles, crew members of aircraft, sea and river vessels, as well as members of train and locomotive crews crossing the state border, do not sign informed consent to self-isolation.
The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine introduced a nationwide emergency situation regime for 30 days until April 24, 2020.

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BOGDAN CORPORATION ISSUES FIRST ELECTRIC TRUCK FOR DENMARK’S BANKE ELECTROMOTIV

The Bogdan Corporation has issued its first electric truck ERCV27 for loading solid household waste under a contract with Denmark’s Banke Electromotiv.
The truck was presented on November 22 at the Bogdan Motors automobile plant in Lutsk with the participation of Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan.
“We are gradually refuting the widespread opinion that Ukraine is exclusively agrarian. The presented electric transport is fully designed and created in Ukraine. It will be “Made in Ukraine” in the European Union,” the ministry’s press service reported on its website, citing Omelyan as saying.
The press service of the Bogdan Corporation said that the mass production of cars will begin after their certification in Denmark.
As reported, the agreement signed between the Bogdan Motors plant in Lutsk and Banke Electromotiv for the designing and production of garbage collection trucks signed in the spring of this year involves the manufacture of 15 trucks. In general, Banke Electromotive requires about 200 trucks a year.
“As long as European companies order ecofriendly special vehicles for the removal of household waste from a Ukrainian manufacturer, our state is lagging behind in this matter. Although the Bogdan’s electric truck with its characteristics is ahead, and the company is ready to produce it for Ukrainian cities,” the corporation’s press service said.
In turn, according to the press service of the Infrastructure Ministry, Omelyan pointed out the importance of creating conditions for the development of electric transport in Ukraine as soon as possible.
“We have visited a workshop that is ready for operation, we just need to start it. To do this, we need to create conditions for restoring the automotive industry in Ukraine. In particular, we initiated an electric bus at the Boryspil airport, and I hope it will be Ukrainian electric bus,” the press service said, quoting Omelyan.

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