In Transcarpathia, they plan to implement an investment project of tourist traffic by rail

2 December 2014 11:40  4186145 087071
In Transcarpathia, they plan to implement an investment project of tourist traffic by rail

The Regional Council Chairman Volodymyr Chubirko had a meeting with the head of the Public Council at the RSA, the President of the Assembly of public councils of Transcarpathia, Regional Council deputy Fedir Kharuta.

Fedir Kharuta said that last week representatives of the government, Transcarpathian academia had visited Dnipropetrovsk region.  The visit took place within the framework of an interesting conceptual project to organize railway tourism on narrow gauge railways in the Carpathian region of Ukraine. They talked about coordination in the development of a model of the tourism pool on narrow gauge railways in the Carpathian region of Ukraine, based on the findings of the expert group, which in September inspected still functioning units of 750 mm railway track, built during the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
According to Fedir Kharuta, expert opinion is the starting point in the project of tourist traffic by rail in Ukraine, initiated by scientists of Dnipropetrovsk region, which is important not only for the western regions of Ukraine, but also for the country as a whole. "The EU has developed a program of productive forces development. Europe supports the tourism industry. By uniting the resources of three western regions of Ukraine, we can join the grant project to restore narrow gauge railways" - Fedir Kharuta says.

Volodymyr Chubirko said that the Regional Council would definitely support the investment projects to preserve narrow gauge railways.

In conclusion, Fedir Kharuta suggested to develop and sign an agreement on partnership and cooperation in the implementation of the project for tourist traffic by rail. 

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