President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a meeting with the delegation of the Swiss company Stadler Rail AG headed by President of the Board of Directors, co-owner of the Stadler Rail AG group Peter Spuhler.
During a meeting, the parties discussed the prospects of cooperation with the company in terms of modernization of rolling stock of Ukrainian railways, suburban and urban rail transport.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed his interlocutor about the projects of transport infrastructure development in Ukraine, and also stressed the importance of attracting foreign technologies and capital to their implementation.
The Head of State noted that this year Ukraine celebrates the 30th anniversary of independence, so it is planned to launch various projects for the anniversary. In particular, much attention is paid to infrastructure. Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that 4,000 km of roads and about 150 bridges were built last year.
"This year we have more ambitious plans - we want to increase this number one and a half times. But we are adding another priority - airports and railways," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
In particular, the construction of an airport in Dnipro has begun, work is underway at the airport in Odesa.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy assured of his willingness to facilitate foreign investors.
The Ukrainian party is interested in the development of metro lines in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, as well as electric and high-speed tram connections in various cities.
The President stressed that Ukraine has its own manufacturers of rail rolling stock, so the main condition for cooperation with foreign companies is the maximum localization of production in our country.
Peter Spuhler expressed interest in the company's work in the Ukrainian market and the establishment of joint production with Ukrainian partners.