The Ukrainian Government
has allocated UAH 1 billion on repair of roads in Ukraine. The sum of UAH 700
million is planned in the budget for road construction in the western region. Prime
Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced during An Hour of Questions to the Government at the Verkhovna Rada of
Ukraine on Friday, May 15.
The Head of
Government noted to apply the funds the officials had had several meetings with
MPs of Ukraine. He expressed gratitude to the members of Parliament for "their
understanding of what road to build and how to prevent either the embezzlement
of budget funds and wasting these budget funds”.
The joint decision of
the MPs and the Government, according to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, is "to build a
decent road from Lviv to Ivano-Frankivsk
According to expert
calculations, the construction of the road requires UAH 700 million, "But
knowing, how roads are built in Ukraine, I think the sum of 550 million hryvnyas
will be sufficient. Because, as a rule, while dealing with roads everyone
becomes a millionaire, if not a billionaire. We want to save money during the
construction of this road".
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed
that the Government had already embarked on drawing foreign inspectors,
"who are capable to verify the quality of work, quantity of work and their
according to him, about UAH 200 million will be directed by the Government for the
repair of roads in other regions of western Ukraine, as was agreed with MPs.
The Prime Minister also informed
that taking into account a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
there is a remaining sum worth EUR 60 million saved by an exchange rate
difference. He stressed that the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine is
negotiating with the EBRD to agree spending those funds to build a road to Rakhiv.