Media: the Ministry of transport can be transformed into a state Corporation


MOSCOW, 27 Jan. The Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation can be converted to a Ministry of civil aviation and the state Corporation “Transport infrastructure of the Russian Federation” according to one embodiment of the project of administrative reform, the newspaper “Izvestia” on Wednesday.

As has informed the newspaper a source close to the government, the project of the liquidation of the Ministry of transport supports first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. His information was confirmed by another source from the government office, according to which, at the last meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, where they discussed the reorganization of the departments, indeed there were proposals for the abolition of the Ministry of transport.

It is reported that the functions of the Ministry of transport officials intend to distribute between created on the basis of the new structures that will have oversight functions in the field of transport.

“On its current authority, the Ministry of transport actually duplicates a number of Federal agencies, under conditions of fiscal austerity, it is logical to get rid of duplicated functions of agencies. But actually get rid of agencies that will assume the functions of the Ministry of transport, the government do not want”, — told the newspaper source.

According to the publication, in the framework of optimization of transport Ministry and its subordinate five Federal agencies plan to create the Ministry of civil aviation and the state Corporation “Transport infrastructure of the Russian Federation”.

“The Ministry of civil aviation may head Valery Okulov, who is now the Deputy head of the Ministry of transport and oversees the activities of the Federal air transport Agency and transport Minister Maxim Sokolov will be appointed head of the state Corporation “Transport infrastructure of Russia””, — quotes the edition of the interlocutor.

According to the newspaper, it is expected that the Deputy will be Okulov Alexander Neradko, head of Rosaviatsia, which will be included in the new Agency.

It is reported that the state “Transport infrastructure of Russia” can include four Federal agencies and services: Roszheldor, Rosavtodor, Rostransnadzor and Rosmorrechflot. It is expected that deputies will be Sokolov Vladimir Chepets, who runs Roszheldora now, and I Starovas, the head of Rosavtodor.

“Now, our Ministry has departments, completely duplicating functions of all Federal agencies and services that we obey. The Department of state policy in the field of civil aviation authority comply with the Federal air transport Agency; the Department of state policy in the field of road facilities — the Federal road Agency; the Department of state policy in the field of railway transport, Federal Agency for railway transport; the Department of state policy for Maritime and river transport Rosmorrechflot”, — said the interlocutor of the edition in the Ministry of transport.

The publication has sent an official request to the Ministry of transport with the request to comment on the impending reform of the Ministry, but to get a comment failed. Reportedly, the situation is not commented and the assistant head of Department Jeanne Terekhov and the head of the press service of the Ministry Timur Hikmatov. Not responded to the request of the newspaper and in the government office.