Canada helps Ukraine restore railway infrastructure – Kyiv Post | So Good News
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Canada will help rebuild Ukraine’s railway system, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure on September 29.
Six thousand kilometers of railway tracks have been destroyed (or Ukraine has lost control of them) since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, along with fifty bridges and dozens of railway stations that have not worked.
“Together with our Canadian partners, we agreed to create a joint working group, where together we will define priority cooperation projects,” said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure. “We expect that in the near future we will start working on specific projects and start implementing them.”
A joint working committee will be established by Ukraine and Canada to find initiatives for cooperation. They expect to begin installation soon.
In particular, Canadian Pacific Railway Company (CP) and Canadian National Railway (CN) will offer Ukrzaliznytsia expert assistance in matters of railway management, logistics development and infrastructure reconstruction.
The negotiations were led by Ukraine’s Kubrakov and Canada’s Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, as well as the heads of Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) and the Railway Association of Canada.