Ukraine Celebrates Railroad Workers’ Day Today
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that railway workers ensure the economic and social development of Ukraine
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Ukraine celebrates Railroad Workers’ Day today.
“Due to the high professionalism, dedication, and creative approach to the work, railway workers make a significant contribution to the economic and social development of our state,” Groysman said.
The prime minister stated that the government has been consistently implementing measures to modernize railway infrastructure and implement important technical projects, such as the construction of a new Beskidy tunnel in the Carpathians, the electrification of railway sections, and the construction of a high-speed rail linking Kyiv city and Borispol international airport.
“I express my sincere gratitude to all railway workers for their diligent work. I wish you good health, professional growth, well-being!” Groysman concluded.
Railroad Workers’ Day is an official professional holiday in Ukraine. It was established by President Leonid Kravchuk in 1993. Originally, the day was celebrated on the first Sunday in August, but in 2002 the date was moved to Nov. 4.
Some railway employees receive special awards for their hard work, dedication and achievements on this day.