Ukraine, Belarus to raise quotas for transportation by road

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Ukraine and Belarus have agreed to raise quotas for permits for international road transportation of passengers and freight to 65,000 units, according to the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry's press service.

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Relevant agreements were reached following a meeting between Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan and Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Anatoly Sivak on December 5.

Read alsoUkraine to supply equipment to Belarus "The parties agreed to raise the quota of permits for international road transportation of passengers and freight to 65,000 units. Specifications by types of permits will be provided taking into account the needs of both countries' carriers," the press service said.

The delegations also agreed on the development of a North-South transport link via Ukraine and Belarus in order to provide the best logistic schemes for the delivery of goods using Belarusian and Ukrainian infrastructure.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukraine experienced a shortage of Polish permits for freight transportation by road in November 2017.

In late November, the Infrastructure Ministry announced that Ukraine had agreed with the Polish side on granting Ukrainian road carriers an additional quota of permits for road transportation via Poland.