Prime Minister of
Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman commissioned
the leadership of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the Ukravtodor State Motorway Agency of Ukraine to embark on
all necessary preparatory work as soon as possible to begin the construction
and repair activities in March already. The
Head of Government urged at a special meeting on road infrastructure development.
Minister reminded that in 2018 the total amount of financing of road construction
activities would reach a record sum worth UAH 47 billion. Meanwhile,
the Road Fund, which starts operation, as well as active involvement of local
authorities and use of growing local resources into road construction programs are
aimed to become effective tools for the management of the sector.
of roads and their safety are our focus. With
the onset of the season, we must launch major construction work to provide a breakthrough
in the road sector," said Volodymyr Groysman, "Apart from that, we see it necessary to
upgrade old and purchase new equipment for construction and maintenance of road
the meeting noted that in 2017 there had been repaired 2,100 km of roads, being
the best performance showing over the past 5 years. The
plan for 2018 is even more ambitious and includes measures to restore and build
both local and principal roads. First
and foremost, it concerns the ‘Go Highway’ corridor, the Lviv-Ternopil-Kherson-Odessa highway project which is to connect
the western border with the ports of Ukraine, as well as a number of other
important road networks, including those part of international transport
corridors in the eastern and southern
aired benchmarks are stipulated for by the medium-term Strategy for the
development of the road industry until 2022.
the same time, the parties agreed to work out mechanisms for stimulating the
development of road mechanical engineering industry.
"We see it
crucial to conduct an inspection of already built roads and, if necessary, to
bring to justice those who have failed to fulfill quality work," said Volodymyr Groysman, "Meanwhile,
serious control is required in the system of maintenance of local roads and the
use of resources. The most efficient (building) solution should be found for each
The Head of
Government also promised that he would summon a similar meeting with regional
leaders in the coming days to determine the level of readiness of local
authorities to implement road repair and construction plans.