High quality of roads built in Ukraine and introduction of effective technological solutions have been and will remain in the focus of the Government, promised Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman while visiting the site of repair activities on the roads of Zhytomyr region. The Prime Minister inspected R-18 route Zhytomyr – Popilnia – Skvyra – Volodarka – Stavyshche.
"Now we must pay attention to the quality of work and technological approaches", stressed the Head of Government. “I admit we face certain problems, including on the ground. This is a huge challenge for Ukravtodor and local authorities as well".
According to the Prime Minister, this year Ukraine had began major overhaul and repair of road networks ahead of schedule. "Last year activities started only in July. This year the work is ahead by several months. This will enable us to increase the volume of activities and improve the quality of work”, stressed the Prime Minister. “Today, the teams began work as was planned, as I said: approximately April 1 we should start."
The Prime Minister agreed that it’s impossible to complete the entire amount of work for one year or one season because the Ukrainian road economy had been neglected for decades, and today they are in "a terrible condition" as one can guess. However, the Government allocates sufficient funding to trigger large scale rebuilding of the road infrastructure. Volodymyr Groysman reminded that there had been budgeted funds amounting to UAH 15 billion. Another sum worth UAH 15 billion will be available to direct into the road sector through reprofiling of government bonds, which is now discussed by the Ministry of Finance together with the National Bank.
"Our goal is to allot all this funding during the year. I can say definitely that the entire volume of work within the limit of the aforesaid funding will be financed in 2017. We can see good potential. To launch the activities, to procure, to hold tenders, to carry out other things Ukravtodor possesses enough funds. It only requires proper planning and organization of activities", underscored the Prime Minister.