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EUR 100 MLN LOAN FROM EIB TO BE USED TO REPAIR THREE ROADS IN LUHANSK REGION

A loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of EUR 100 million will be directed to overhaul of 183 km of roads in Luhansk region, the State Agency for Highways of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) reported.
Funds are provided for capital and current average repairs of the sections:
– route N-26 Chuhuiv – Milove: it covers more than a hundred kilometers, which are planned to be repaired for borrowed funds, because this road connects Luhansk and Kharkiv regions;
– the road P-66 checkpoint “Demyno-Oleksandrivka” – Svatove – Lysychansk – Luhansk, which starts from the border with Russia, a 35 km section has already been repaired, the road is planned to be fully restored;
– road T-13-02 checkpoint “Taniushivka” – Starobilsk – Bakhmut, where work will begin at once on two sections, with a total length of 42 km.
“In 2020, Ukravtodor completed a record amount of road work in Luhansk region: almost 200 km were restored at the beginning of December, and work continues for another 100 km. For comparison, over the past 10 years, only 130 km of roads were renewed. This is one of the most low indicators in the country,” said head of Ukravtodor Oleksandr Kubrakov.
According to him, in 2021, thanks to the funds of international partners, Ukravtodor will restore the transport “triangle” along the Severodonetsk-Starobilsk-Svatove route with access to Troyitske in the north of the region, and in general, thanks to the Big Construction program, a modern road network in the region.
Earlier, the World Bank for Reconstruction and Development has already provided co-financing for this project in the amount of $65 million.

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3,900 KM OF ROADS IN UKRAINE AT FINAL STAGE OF RECONSTRUCTION

There are currently 3,900 km of roads at the final stage of reconstruction in Ukraine (the last sphere of asphalt concrete is being commissioned, completed or is being completed), Head of the State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) Oleksandr Kubrakov said in during the presentation of the results of his team’s work during the year on Tuesday.
Among the leaders in road commissioning, he indicated Kharkiv (261.6 km), Zakarpattia (248.3 km), Zaporizhia (220.2 km), Sumy (197.2 km), Khmelnytska (194.3 km), Cherkasy ( 162.9 km) and Lviv (154.9 km) regions.
In addition, Kubrakov said that out of 100 artificial structures that Ukravtodor planned to renovate in 2020, 78 have already been reconstructed. In particular, this is the reconstruction of two bridges on the road R-62 Kryvorivnia – Ust-Putyla – Stary Kuty – Vyzhnytsia – Storozhynets – Chernivtsi; overhaul of the overpass on the road M-12 Stryi – Ternopil – Kropyvnytsky – Znamianka; reconstruction of the bridge on the road N-08 Boryspil – Dnipro – Mariupol.
“Yesterday, a bridge was put into operation in the village of Bushtyno [Zakarpattia region]. It began to be built in 2006, construction was stopped in 2009. The temporary bridge was already falling apart there. It was a question that the road of national importance would simply remain without connection,” he said.
In addition, the construction of a bridge across the Prut River in the village of Marshyntsi on the T-26-06 road (concreting of the roadway, active work at the facility began a couple of months ago), a bridge across the Lukva River in the village of Bodnariv on H-10 road, crossing between the villages of Stary Martyniv and Sivka-Voinylivska on T-09-10 road are nearing completion.
In 2020, Ukravtodor plans to repair 4,200 km of national roads.

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STATE ROADS AGENCY OF UKRAINE INTENDS TO REPAIR 6,800 KM OF ROADS IN 2021

The State Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) intends to repair 6,800 km of roads in 2021, said head of the agency Oleksandr Kubrakov.
“In 2020, the road sector has become a state priority. The program for 2020 envisages 4,000 km of roads. In 2021, we plan to repair and build more than 6,000 km of roads,” he said during an online presentation of the first public-private partnership program on Thursday.

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RENOVATION OF ROADS LEADING TO CHECKPOINTS IS ONE OF UKRAVTODOR’S PRIORITIES

The State Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) considers one of its priorities for 2021 to update roads leading to checkpoints on the border of Ukraine, the agency’s Telegram channel reported on Thursday.
“This will contribute to the growth of exports, transit and tourism,” the press service of the agency quoted chairman of Ukravtodor Oleksandr Kubrakov as saying.
He also noted that this year the road M-07 Kyiv – Kovel – Yahodyn (to Lublin) is being renewed within the framework of the national program “Big Construction”. In particular, the reconstruction and extension of the section of the roadway to the first category have already been carried out. The plans are for M-07 (the entire route after Kovel and up to the border) to become the first category highway.
Extension to the first category was also carried out on the N-22 Kyiv – Rivne highway.
In total, 156 km of national roads are being renovated in Volyn this year, of which the top layer has already been laid on almost 100 km.

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UKRAINIAN RDS GROUP TO BUILD ROADS IN KHERSON REGION – OWNER

The RDS Group of road construction companies will repair a section of M-14 road in Kherson region, which will be the ninth region of Ukraine in which the company carries out works, the co-founder of RDS, Yevhen Konovalov, told Interfax-Ukraine.
“Our production will be based in Nova Kakhovka. The south, Kherson region are strategically important for the development of both passenger flow and trade infrastructure of our country,” he said.
According to Konovalov, the group plans to join projects in other regions of the country within the president’s Big Construction program by the end of this year.

According to the ProZorro system, Rostdorstroy LLC, which is a part of the RDS Group, won two lots in the tender for medium repairs of M-14 Odesa-Melitopol-Novoazovsk road in Kherson region worth UAH 22.998 million and UAH 46.98 million (PJSC Khmelnytsky Road Construction Department No. 56 won two other lots).
In addition, Rostdorstroy has passed prequalification along with Khmelnytsky Road Construction Department No. 56 and Avtomagistral-Pivden LLC in several more tenders for medium repairs of this road in Kherson region.
In 2020, the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) plans to repair 177.5 kilometers of national roads in Kherson region for UAH 2.1 billion, including 36.1 kilometers of M-14 Odesa-Melitopol-Novoazovsk road.

RDS Group is included in the top three road construction companies of Ukraine. It includes Kyivshliakhbud and Rostdorstroy. The core business is construction, reconstruction and maintenance of roads and bridges, construction of airfield complexes.
The ultimate beneficial owners of RDS Group are Ukrainian citizens Yuriy Shumakher and Yevhen Konovalov.

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STATE AUTOMOBILE ROADS AGENCY OF UKRAINE REPAIRS ROADS IN 23 REGIONS

As of Tuesday, June 23, road construction is carried out on 3,000 kilometers of Ukrainian roads, namely, some 224 objects in 23 regions of Ukraine.
The State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) said on its Telegram channel on Tuesday that more than 500 kilometers of roads are currently being commissioned.
Ukravtodor said that in 2020, under the Big Construction project, it is planned to repair 4,200 kilometers of public roads. The total budget is UAH 90.2 billion.
“Currently, construction works are being carried out on 2,816 kilometers of roads through financing from the Road Fund, the national budget and loans. Construction works on 189 kilometers are being continued at the expense of international financial institutions. In addition, tender procedures have been announced for repairing 1,413 kilometers of roads, we are awaiting the conclusion of the main number of contracts in the coming weeks,” the agency said.

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