The share of passenger transportation performed by private entrepreneurs in Mogilev Region in January-August 2007 has expanded by 1.7 percentage points to make 21.4% of the total number of passengers commuting by bus.
Interfax has learnt the fact from the Region Administration’s Economy Committee.
Over the eight-month period, private entrepreneurs transported 26.2 million people to see passenger turnover make 154.8 million passenger-per-kilometre, which makes 20.8% of the automobile passenger turnover in the region.
Bus transportation services were made available to over 96.4 million passengers. And those were offered by the MOT-run buses alone, which 1.2% up against last year.
In January-August they transported 4.594 million tonnes of cargoes, 5.8% up on the year. That includes cargoes transported by railway – 2.846 million tonnes (12.2% up).
They also informed, in January-August 2007 the net profit from passenger and cargo transportation services expanded 3.7-fold to reach BYR 13.4 billion. At the same time, 4 companies (3.3% of the total number) ended the year with a net loss of BYR 901 million.