OREANDA-NEWS. August 24, 2015. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk started there is the need to increase waterage.

During the meeting with the main traders in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi the Prime Minister noted that today only 5% of transportation of agricultural products is carried via inland waterways. "For comparison, in the USA – 55 %,

France 25 %".

"Therefore, we need a specific set of actions: what we should simplify or do to unload railways and motor transport and agrarians move on waterways," Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized.

Transportation via inland waterways, he said, is also significant savings. "The numbers are different. Transportation by railway costs 12-15 dollars and by river transport it costs 6-8 dollars", - Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.

The Head of Government stressed that it is also an additional source of incomes, a way to reduce the load on roads, railways and increase gross domestic product, "Because you start building a barges, tugs, and it gives us the opportunity to restore industrial production in the country."