The State Automobile Roads Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) plans in 2019 to purchase nearly 200,000 tonnes of salt in 2019 for preparing the roads for winter, Ukravtodor acting head of Slawomir Nowak said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
“We are preparing [for winter], held first conferences over this issue. Purchase of salt volumes is under control, 41,000 tonnes have already been stored up. In general, we plan to purchase about 200,000 tonnes of salt this year. It would be enough to sustain winter facing no problems,” he said.
Novak noted that this week a meeting between Ukravtodor and the state-owned enterprise Artyomsol (Donetsk region) is to take place, during which it is planned to “settle a number of problematic issues.”
In addition, the head of the agency said that Ukravtodor has already prepared more than 2,700 of machinery items and devices for winter.
“For temporary parking of vehicles during bad weather we plan to use more than 800 sites right of way, near and at road service facilities. In addition, more than 7,000 linear meters of passive means of cleaning snow will be installed on public roads of national importance,” he said.
According to Nowak, by November 1, 2019 Ukravtodor plans to complete the full range of measures to prepare the road facilities for the autumn-winter period 2019-2020.
Artyomsol is the largest enterprise for production and sale of table salt (NaCl) in Central and Eastern Europe. Its production facilities are located in Soledar (Donetsk region).