Yesterday, Director of DerzhdorNDI SE, Artem Bezuglyi, acted as a moderator of the Round Table on the implementation of tolls on public roads, organized by Ukravtodor.
Last week, a group of People's Deputies submitted two bills to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine under registration numbers 3544 and 3545 which are related to Amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine and other legislative acts on the implementation of tolls.
These bills are aimed at addressing the issue of an additional source of funding for the road sector and at adapting Ukraine's regulations to European Union, in particular Directive 1999/62 / EC of June 17, 1999 "On charging fees from heavy good vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures" .
Back in 2012-2013, our institute carried out a study on the feasibility of introducing such a fee for HGV weighing more than 12 tons and confirmed the need for its implementation.
Finally, these bills were submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Of course, the implementation of such a fee requires a serious professional discussion which will be held in the relevant committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.