The share of passenger transportation performed by private entrepreneurs in Mogilev Region in January-July 2007 has expanded by 2.2 percentage points to make 21.2% of the total number of passengers commuting by bus.
Interfax has learnt the fact from the Region Administration’s Economy Committee.
Over the seven-month period, private entrepreneurs transported 23 million people to see passenger turnover make 135.5 million passenger-per-kilometre, which makes 20.8% of the automobile passenger turnover in the region.
Bus transportation services were made available to over 85.2 million passengers. And those were offered by the MOT-run buses alone, which 5.5% up against last year.
In January-July they transported 3.836 million tonnes of cargoes, 1.8% down on the year. That includes cargoes transported by railway – 2.483 million tonnes (14.9% up).
They also informed, in January-June 2007 the net profit from passenger and cargo transportation services expanded 4.7-fold to reach BYR 10.4 billion. At the same time, 6 companies (11.4% of the total number) ended the year with a net loss of BYR 816 million.