Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman initiates an intensification of road construction activities along Zaporizhia-Mariupol route at the expense of additional financing for this project, and commissions the management of PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia to work out an opportunity to organize an additional train in the direction of Mariupol within a month. All those measures will allow the improvement the communication between the regions of Ukraine and a large industrial center of the country. The Head of Government announced on the outcomes of the Government meeting.
"There are a number of major infrastructure issues that affect the quality of life of the residents of the region. We have embarked on the settlement of the accumulated problems - we engage in improving the water supply in Mariupol, we are building Mariupol – Zaporizhia route, financing other infrastructure objects. But there are other sectors that require additional attention - for instance, the railways. The operation of Mariupol-Kyiv train once in two days is inadmissible", the Head of Government said, adding that the need for an additional train is obvious. However, this issue requires a balanced and high-quality solution - including through the procurement of new rolling stock.
Speaking about highway service, Volodymyr Groysman informed that Mariupol – Zaporizhia route has been one of the top priority projects of the Ukravtodor State Agency of Motor Roads since 2017. During this time, they have managed to repair over 50 km of the network. But, according to the Ukravtodor estimates, it is necessary to restore another 120 km. The financial reserve for conducting all the works is available due to the redistribution of funds from other road projects which were finalized. The Prime Minister commissioned the leadership of Ukravtodor together with the Ministry of Finance to work out the necessary decisions and submit them for the Government’s consideration in the coming weeks.
In the context of road construction, the meeting’s participants raised issues of the use of metallurgical waste to carry out certain road construction activities. Such technologies are quite popular globally being economically and environmentally reasonable. The Head of Government instructed Ukravtodor to certify such technologies in Ukraine as soon as possible if the builders are ready to apply them.
Moreover, the attendees touched on the topic of restoring air communication with Mariupol. However, having heard the information of the Ministry of Defense, they came to the conclusion that amid the ongoing Russian aggression it would be impossible to guarantee the safety of passengers on a permanent basis.