The government of Ukraine will offer Moldova to build a bridge across the Dniester in Vinnytsia region, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.
“From the economic point of view, the project is advantageous not only to Ukraine and Moldova, but also to the entire European Union. Therefore the Ukrainian government is going to come up with a proposal to the Moldovan side to sign an intergovernmental agreement soon and start building the bridge,” he said.
According to Kistion, the shortest way between Kyiv and Chisinau today is the road through the city of Yampil in Vinnytsia region, which also includes a ferry service between two European countries with a length of 100 km, which has become obsolete and obsolescent long time ago.
The construction of this bridge is stipulated in the Transport Strategy of Ukraine until 2030, he added.
Ukraine in January-June 2018 exported electricity worth $160.663 million, including $23.485 million in June alone. Hungary bought electricity worth $97.355 million, Poland $39.004 million, Moldova $20.483 million, other countries $3.821 million, Ukraine’s State Fiscal Service has said.
Exports of Ukrainian electricity in monetary terms in January-June-2018 increased by 17.8% compared to the same period in 2017 ($136.351 million).
Over the period under review, Ukraine imported electricity worth $0.803 million, in particular, electricity imports from the Russian Federation were estimated at $0.766 million, from Belarus at $0.035 million, from Moldova at $0.002 million.
As reported, Ukraine plans in 2018 to increase exports of electricity to the EU and Moldova by 13.3% from 2017 to 5.855 billion kWh. According to the forecast for 2018, deliveries from the Burshtyn TPP energy island to Hungary, Slovakia, Romania will be 3.6 billion kWh, to Poland 1.2 billion kWh, and to Moldova 1.055 billion kWh.
Ukraine in January-May of this year exported electricity worth $137.168 million, in particular in May for $27.837 million. According to the State Fiscal Service, Hungary received electricity worth $85.312 million, Poland for $32.575 million, Moldova for $15.629 million, other countries for $3.652 million.
Thus, in monetary terms exports of Ukrainian electricity in January-May 2018 increased by 25% compared to the same period in 2017 ($109.749 million). In addition, Ukraine for this period imported electricity for $658,000 (from the Russian Federation for $629,000, from Belarus for $28,000, and from Moldova for $1,000).
Ukraine increased electricity exports 18.3% in January-March 2018 year-on-year to 1.596 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine. Electricity supplies from the Burshtyn thermal power plant energy island in the direction of Hungary, Slovakia and Romania for the three month grew 0.9% compared to January-March 2017, to 1.026 billion kWh.
Electricity supplies to Poland rose 27.6%, to 423.327 million kWh. Ukraine exported 146.218 million kWh to Moldova in January-March 2018 compared to nil a year earlier.
No electricity was exported to Belarus or Russia in January-March 2018 or January-March 2017.
In March 2018, exports of Ukrainian electricity totaled 563.7 million kWh, which is 49.6% more than in March 2017.
Ukraine imported 8.92 million kWh of electricity in January-March 2018 (of which 8.559 million kWh from Russia and 0.361 million kWh from Belarus) versus 11.6 million kWh in the same period last year. Energomarket contracts account for the imports as technological transfers.
The governments of Ukraine and Moldova have signed a memorandum on the synchronization of the work of the energy systems of the two countries with the ENTSO-E energy system of Europe. According to the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the relevant agreements were reached during the meeting of Prime Ministers of Ukraine and Moldova, Volodymyr Groysman and Pavel Filip.
“The parties noted that the energy and economic component of cooperation has a significant growth potential,” the message reads.
During the talks the parties discussed a wide range of road map of cooperation and agreed on the participation of Ukrainian PM Volodymyr Groysman at the GUAM summit in Chisinau in June this year, the press service of the Cabinet said.