Client: European Union
The overall objective of the programme is to facilitate and promote the reform in the waterborne transport in line with the obligations of the Association Agreement (AA) between the European Union and Ukraine, in particular the promotion of efficient, effective and safe transport operations (Article 367) and the gradual approximation of Ukraine’s legislation to EU legislation.
The assignment had three main components:
1. Improve the legal and regulative framework required for reforming the IWW-subsector in relation to the Association Agreement;
2. Contribute to the improvement and facilitation of the IWT-subsector in the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine (MIU) and the related institutions, building overall capacity with an aim to improve the safety, efficiency and effectiveness of IWT-systems in Ukraine, creating the enabling environment in which the IWT industry operates in terms of the effectiveness of sector organisation, the market freedoms which it permits, the regulatory constraints it imposes, and the responsiveness with which the government and MIU fulfil their functions;
3. Provide a comprehensive IWT facilitation plan for the Dnipro-River, based on an assessment of the existing transport and freight supply/demand situation in Ukraine and an identification of all infrastructure, institutional, regulatory, environmental, safety and commercial challenges hindering IWT competitiveness