The Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine is planning to engage partners from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to implement a road infrastructure rehabilitation project in Luhansk region "Eastern Ukraine: Reunification, Reconstruction and Revival" (Project 3B). This was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krykliy.
"The Azov and Eastern regions remain one of Ukraine's infrastructure renewal priorities. The selected road sections in Luhansk region, which will be renovated under this project, were designed in the 50-60s of the last century, and, of course, do not correspond to the actual load and traffic intensity. Some sections of roads with weak soils or existing damage during exploitation are destroyed daily. And this despite the war and the devastation caused by Russian aggression. I reiterate gratitude to our international partners for the constant support of Ukraine in the implementation of such important projects and the creation of modern and high-quality infrastructure for people. We expect to sign the relevant financial agreements by the end of the year to start work in the spring, "said the head of the Ministry.
According to him, the implementation of this project will contribute to the development of the infrastructure of Luhansk region. Most importantly, the results of the project will soon be felt by the residents of the Eastern region, and residents of the temporarily occupied territories will know that Ukraine is changing and caring for its citizens.
Ukraine will receive a $ 65 million loan from the IBRD and a € 100 million loan from the EIB under the Luhansk region road rehabilitation project. The resource will be directed to capital and current average repairs of highways:
- H-26 Chuhuiv-Milove;
- R-66 Demyno-Oleksandrivka-Svatove-Lysychansk-Luhansk checkpoint;
- T-13-02 Taniushivka - Starobilsk - Bakhmut checkpoint.
In total, within the framework of the above-mentioned project, about 183 km of public roads of state importance in Luhansk region will be upgraded.
Earlier, Ukraine and the World Bank agreed on the disbursement of a loan worth $ 65 million to rehabilitate the road infrastructure of Luhansk region as part of a new project "Eastern Ukraine: Reunification, Reconstruction and Revival." The provision of the loan was also approved by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.