Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has instructed the Ministry of Agriculture, JSC "Russian Railways" and the FAS to consider the possibility of establishing a preferential tariff for railway transportation of fruits and vegetables from the central part of Russia to Siberia and the Far East.
"We need to think about how to do vegetables and fruits. Let's do the calculation, and I'll ask the Ministry (Ministry of Agriculture), together with FAS and RZhD, to calculate the possibility of lowering the tariff, "Medvedev said at a meeting with agricultural producers near Astrakhan.
Medvedev said that the current preferential transport fare is applied to transportation of grain from the central part of Russia to the east of the country, if the transport arm over 2 thousand. Km.
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