Medvedev will hold a meeting on prospects of development of transport mechanical engineering

Medvedev will hold a meeting on prospects of development of transport mechanical engineering

MOSCOW, February 9. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will hold on Tuesday a meeting on the future development of the transport sector at the site of the Tver railcar plant (TVZ), the press service of the government of the Russian Federation.

The meeting will be attended by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov, Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov, Governor of Tver region Andrey Shevelev and the heads of relevant enterprises. The Prime Minister will also be visiting the shop and Assembly production TVZ.

By the end of 2015 the market of railway rolling stock exceeded $ 174 billion: manufactured in excess of 29.9 thousand freight cars, 167 sections of mainline diesel locomotives, 170 industrial and shunting locomotives, 412 main passenger cars. Imports of freight cars in 2015 compared to 2014 decreased by 79.9% and amounted to 1.4 billion, and exports increased 8-fold and amounted to 9.7 billion rubles.

Development on the basis of special programs

In late January Medvedev signed a government decree on approval of the program of support of vehicle production in 2016, the Program includes three blocks of measures: measures to accelerate the write-off of cars with expired service life and upgrading the fleet of freight rolling stock, measures to ensure safety in the operation of rolling stock and measures to support manufacturers of innovative cars.

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Many of the measures covered by the program were already operating in 2015 or entered into force at the beginning of 2016, In particular, to promote the renewal of the ban called the extension of life of freight cars, introduced on 1 January 2016, the Ban does not apply to the special railway rolling stock and tank wagons, refrigerated wagons, wagons-thermoses, cars – glaciers, service and technical diesel power plants, conveyors, hoppers. According to estimates of the Ministry of transport, the ban renewal will be set aside from exploitation in 2016, about 125 thousand freight cars.

The renewal also should encourage the provision of rolling stock manufacturers discounts to consumers if they buy a new car and writing off the old one. Today, subsidies from the budget to purchase innovative cars (with load of 25 t per axle and above) require payment of 90% of expenditures on paying interest on the loan and the payment of 130 thousand rubles per car in the case of the disposal of your old car. Under the program, the required funding of this measure can be up to 3 billion roubles – these means will be directed on indemnification of expenses of manufacturers in the production of freight cars.

On subsidies to buyers of new cars to reduce the risk of growth of rates for services of operators of a rolling stock provided to 7 billion rubles.

In addition, in the first quarter of 2016 should be a program of optimization of capacities of the enterprises of transport engineering and formation mechanisms determine the order for the products of transport engineering. By the middle of 2016 will be evaluated for possible transfer of the released capacity on the space of the Eurasian economic Union, and developed measures of support of export of services transport engineering.

Also the fleet renewal would contribute to appropriate tariff mechanisms for owners of cars with improved characteristics.

The lower VAT rates for rail passenger transportation long-haul from 18% to 10% (the decision was made in late 2015) will allow the Federal passenger company (“daughter” RZD) guide for procurement of cars from Tver carriage works up to 10 billion rubles annually, as well as to reduce the subsidy of passenger transportation from the budget of 5.9 billion rubles per year.