Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Valerii
Voshchevskii met with a delegation of Polish
investors in order to strengthen economic cooperation.
During the meeting, the Polish side expressed interest to
invest into the construction of new infrastructure facilities of Ukraine.
In particular, the Polish businessmen are ready to grant
about USD 200 million to build an underground network in Troieshchyna
area in Kyiv. It concerns the first stage of the construction activities: from Podilska station to Raiduzhna
station with the length of 5.9 km including five new stations. The project
implementation term is 3 years.
It should be noted that an issue of the construction of the Troieshchyna subway was raised 30 years ago and still has
not been resolved.
Now this residential area accommodates about 450 thousand
people, given the perspective development of the construction activities the population
may increase by 120 thousand persons.
"Underground construction is a matter the Government
pays special attention to, despite insufficient resources. Ukraine has lost a
fifth of its territory and the economy. We are actually at war, and the demand
of funds for our military bloc is constantly growing. Therefore, investment
projects for the construction of our infrastructure means support of Ukraine in
the most difficult period," stressed Valerii Voshchevskii, expressing his gratitude to the investors
The meeting resulted into reaching an accord to gather again
in order to tackle the conditions of crediting the project for the construction
of the underground network in Kyiv by a Polish bank.