The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) has begun road repair and construction work at 118 sites in 18 regions, Head of Ukravtodor Oleksandr Kubrakov said on his Facebook page.
He noted that 100 objects are funded by the State Road Fund and 18 in the framework of cooperation between Ukravtodor and international financial organizations.
“Mostly preparatory work is being done at this stage, but, for example, asphalt is already laid on roads H-30 and H-09,” he added.
Other facilities, he said, are still at the public procurement stage. In 2020, some 289 tenders were announced, the total expected cost is UAH 28 billion.
Acting Head of the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) Slawomir Nowak has said hopefully Zaporizhia-Mariupol highway will be repaired by the end of 2019.
“We have a very ambitious goal: to complete Zaporizhia-Mariupol corridor this year. Large-scale funding was provided to complete these works, because this corridor is very important for the whole country. This is ‘the road of life’ for Zaporizhia and Donetsk regions, for Mariupol as well, thus we want to work so fast to be able to complete the construction,” Novak told the journalists during a visiting meeting.
He said the works are carried under constant supervision of the agency.
According to the Ukravtodor, the total length of the site is 209 km (41.3 in Donetsk region and 167.6 km in Zaporizhia region). Meanwhile, 54.1 km of roads have already been repaired (10.1 in Donetsk region and 44 km in Zaporizhia region).
Inter alia, the highway workers plan to repair 80.4 km of road in Zaporizhia region worth UAH 1.567 billion, and 31.2 km of road in Donetsk region worth UAH 840.6 million.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has addressed a balance of funds of the Ukravtodor in an amount of UAH 1.920 billion and unappropriated expenditures of 2019 in an amount of UAH 94.142 million for the development of the principal highways.
The government passed a respective decision at its meeting on Wednesday.
According to an explanatory note to the document, over UAH 1.240 billion will be allocated for continuation of the permanent medium repairs of Boryspil-Dnipro-Zaporizhia-Mariupol highway enroute Zaporizhia-Mariupol, extra UAH 400 million will be spent for Dnipro-Mykolaiv highway (Dnipropetrovsk region) repairs in 2019.
PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia in the first half of 2019 repaired 45 electric trains and 18 diesel trains at their depots, while six electric trains and one diesel train were overhauled.
As a press service of the enterprise reported on Wednesday, by the end of 2019 the Ukrzaliznytsia is going to repair another 50 electric train sets and 15 diesel train sets.
As reported, Ukrzaliznytsia plans to launch a pilot project to upgrade commuter trains in Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions, asking Kyivpastrans to allocate UAH 500 million for their renewal.