This summer, Moldovan citizens used more often air services, than in the same period of the last year, Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat said at the beginning of the Government’s ordinary meeting today. He noted that the appropriate management of transport services has already started to yield the first results.
Filat mentioned as an instance that “the passenger turnover increased by 30% in June, against the same period of 2011. In July, the passenger turnover to Italy grew by 60%.”
“More people returned home to visit their families. This was actually our main goal. With the accession to the European Common Aviation Area, we hope that there will be a fair competition on the local air transport market and qualitative and safe air transport services at reasonable prices. For instance, the cost of air tickets to Verona shrunk by 150% and the price of air tickets to Roma dropped by 60%,” said the Premier.
Vladimir Filat also demanded that the Ministry of Transport urgently examine the situation with the ships registered under Moldovan flag.
“Moldova has 430 registered ships, among which sea ships and naval inland navigation ships. We should receive a fair assessment in order to promptly involve in the registration procedure,” said Filat.
The Prime Minister also expressed dissatisfaction with the poor activity of the profile bodies in combating poaching on the Prut and Dniester Rivers.
“This past Saturday I confiscated the poachers’ equipments and I did not see any inspectors there. We should organize patrols on Moldovan water basins together with Tiraspol authorities and forbid by law the net fishing,” he said.
Filat also voiced dissatisfaction with the activity of the state forestry enterprise Moldsilva, which “does not undertake measures against the illegal assignments for use of forests and does not fight against the illicit constructions.”
“I would like to invite the leadership of the enterprise to an air trip above Moldovan forests. There are more buildings than trees there,” said the Premier.