The Government kicked off a major overhaul and construction of roads, to this end the priority of these activities should be to ensure quality of roadwork as well as to ensure security on Ukrainian highways. This statement was issued by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during Gov’t session.
«One of the central issues is – a road system. Yesterday I visited three regions and obtained information regarding reconstruction and overhaul of roads, said the Prime Minister. It is essential for us to ensure the same process of implementation of road repair activities, herewith we have 5 regions that demonstrate poor performance of roadwork. These include Luhansk, Zaporizhia regions, Transcarpathia, the city of Kyiv and Mykolaiv region. I commissioned to summon a meeting with leaders of these regions to find out what kind of support they require to settle the problems as soon as possible»
Volodymyr Groysman highlighted that the Cabinet of Ministers had provided funding to the full extent. Customs have fulfilled a significant figure of revenues to fill the budget. «We managed to accumulate only during 5 month a sum worth UAH 5.6. billion from customs revenues». These funds will be allocated to trigger road repairs», added the Prime Minister.
He informed that Ukravtodor State Agency of Motor Roads pledges readiness to initiate a tender to the tune of UAH 2 billion for works regarding western border management. «Now it is time for tenders to be announced, afterwards the winner will be known. Everything is conducting- through ProZorro system, said Volodymyr Groysman. Special attention – to the control of quality of road repairs as well as to preserve level of safety.»
In this context, the Prime Minister reiterated about another project of Ukravtodor - a special upgrading of highways by weight complexes which are designed to prevent overloading of vehicles and therefore - to destroy the road surfacing.
A special emphasis was placed on the suggestion to increase funding for the section of highway Lviv – Ternopil – Vinnitsa – Uman – Odesa. Funds can be budgeted in the amount of 2.5. billion hryvnias. «This is a route that will connect the western border with the ports. And there is also a burning need to enhance the safety and quality of the road system . We are keen on proposing to enhance activities in this direction», summed up Volodymyr Groysman.