The State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) intends to implement three priority projects in Zakarpattia region under a Hungarian loan, the allocation of which was confirmed by Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijjarto during his working visit to Ukraine on Wednesday.
As the press service of Ukravtodor told Interfax-Ukraine, among these facilities, in particular, is the construction of a new 10-kilometer road of the first technical category from the Hungarian border to the M-24 highway, and then to the highway M-06 Kyiv-Chop.
“This will be a continuation of the Hungarian M3 motorway from Budapest to Vásárosnamény, which, in turn, is part of the Fifth Pan-European Transport Corridor that passes through the territory of Ukraine,” the agency said.
The expected traffic intensity on the site is 12,000 vehicles. The construction of three interchanges is envisaged. Another checkpoint on the Hungarian-Ukrainian border is envisaged as well.
According to Ukravtodor, the designed-estimated documentation for this project is being examined. The estimated cost of construction is UAH 3.8 billion.
Another priority object is the construction of a bypass road around the town of Berehove and further to the Luzhanka checkpoint on the border with Hungary. The estimated cost of construction is UAH 1.5 billion. The designed-estimated documentation is at the final stage.
In addition, the modernization of the bridge across the river Tysa at the checkpoint Tysa-Záhony is a priority.
According to Ukravtodor, the start of the implementation of these projects is scheduled for 2021.
In general, in 2020, some 282 km of roads were repaired under the Big Construction program in Zakarpattia region.
As reported, Minister of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of Hungary Peter Szijjarto confirmed the allocation of EU50 million to Ukraine for the development of road infrastructure in Zakarpattia region.
A new airport will be constructed in Zakarpattia in two or three years, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said during his working trip to Zakarpattia region.
“We decided that the today’s issue is to make the airport [Uzhgorod] operate, we plan to restore this airport in any case, so that it is good, modern, viable. As for the geographical location of this airport, we all understand that it is impossible to construct a large aviation hub at this place and to extend the runway. Therefore, I know that we will construct a fundamental international modern airport in Zakarpattia. Where will it be? We have three options,” Zelensky said at a briefing in Zakarpattia region on Friday.
The president said that the money for the construction of the new airport in Zakarpattia is budgeted for 2021.
“We are already putting money into the 2021 budget, so that we have the initial work on the construction of this airport done. I think that we will construct the new airport in about two or three years. Now the most important thing is that people will have the opportunity connect not only within Ukraine, but also travel around the world,” Zelensky said.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Ihor Bondarenko head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration.
“To appoint Bondarenko Ihor Samoilovych head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration,” according to presidential decree No. 492 of July 5.
By another decree, Zelensky dismissed Ivan Duran from the post of acting head of Zakarpattia Regional State Administration.