quality of roads built in Ukraine and introduction of effective technological
solutions have been and will remain in the focus of the Government, promised
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman while visiting the site of repair activities on
the roads of Zhytomyr region. The Prime Minister
inspected R-18 route Zhytomyr – Popilnia
– Skvyra – Volodarka – Stavyshche.
we must pay attention to the quality of work and technological
approaches", stressed the Head of Government. “I admit we face certain
problems, including on the ground. This is a huge challenge for Ukravtodor and local authorities as well".
to the Prime Minister, this year Ukraine had began major overhaul and repair of
road networks ahead of schedule. "Last year activities started only in
July. This year the work is ahead by several months. This will enable us to
increase the volume of activities and improve the quality of work”, stressed
the Prime Minister. “Today, the teams began work as was planned, as I said:
approximately April 1 we should start."
Minister agreed that it’s impossible to complete the entire amount of work for
one year or one season because the Ukrainian road economy had been neglected
for decades, and today they are in "a terrible condition" as one can
guess. However, the Government allocates sufficient funding to trigger large
scale rebuilding of the road infrastructure. Volodymyr
Groysman reminded that there had been budgeted funds
amounting to UAH 15 billion. Another sum worth UAH 15 billion will be available
to direct into the road sector through reprofiling of
government bonds, which is now discussed by the Ministry of Finance together
with the National Bank.
goal is to allot all this funding during the year. I can say definitely that the
entire volume of work within the limit of the aforesaid funding will be financed
in 2017. We can see good potential. To launch the activities, to procure, to
hold tenders, to carry out other things Ukravtodor
possesses enough funds. It only requires proper planning and organization of
activities", underscored the Prime Minister.