The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman overflew the
area and inspected the progress of construction work on the road connecting
Kyiv and Znamyanka, as the central regions of Ukraine. The Head of Government,
in particular, checked the condition of the roadbed along the sections of the
most intense traffic, as well as visited the site where the bridge over the Dnipro River in Cherkassy and the dam on the Zolotonosha - Cherkasy - Smila - Uman section are being
During the trip, the Head of Government noted that the
planned road overhaul activities are carried out in a proper way and comply
with the deadlines. The financial component has also been provided. This year,
the "road" budget makes up over UAH 30 billion, and next year, taking
into account the launch of the Road Fund, it will increase up to UAH 44-45
billion. In addition, according to Volodymyr Groysman, a significant resource
has been transferred to the regions due to the decentralization reform.
The Prime Minister drew attention to the fact that projects
of road repair activities should not only take into account the transport needs
of the regions, but also offer comprehensive solutions aimed at reducing the
inconvenience posed to the residents of the territories subjected to
reconstruction activities. In this regard, the Head of Government urged local
authorities to account for suggestions of citizens in the process of shaping
road plans and performing work.
According to the Prime Minister, it is of utmost importance
to accelerate the execution of work, inter alia to put objects into operation
before the end of the year and before deterioration of weather conditions.
“We are currently drafting an action plan for the next year.
And a key guideline for us will be an effective use of funds instead of just
spending money – we must ensure Ukrainians drive along quality roads,"
underscored the Prime Minister.