Renting out parts or all of Ukraine’s 13 state-owned seaports to private concessions will be a priority,
Kubrakov said in his speech. To move the state railroad, Ukrzaliznytsia, toward profitability, he promised to raise freight tariffs . To rebuild domestic aviation, he announced investment in regional airports and to create a national airline, a pet project of President Zelenskiy’s. Kubrakov, whose previous role includes management of Ukravtodor, the state highway agency, for the last 18 months, asked the Rada to approve legislation that would allow the state Highway Safety Agency, Uktransbezpeka, to pay for itself through fines on overweight trucks. ‘Big Construction’ – rebuilding and repairing 40% of the nation’s major roads in 2020-2021 – will continue, he promised.