The construction of temporary facilities at Chongar and Kalanchak entry-exit checkpoints, which has been talked about for two years in a row, has finally begun and will be completed earlier than planned. The facilities should be ready in November. Restricted access and service areas are being completed.
The service area will be composed of an administrative services provision center (CASP), a bus station, and most importantly, a rest facility for the drivers.
It is worth noting that we are not planning to restore any communication with the temporarily occupied Crimea. There won’t be any communication from the bus station in the service area to the occupied territories. It is said that from the bus station legal transport operators will convey passengers exclusively to the territories controlled by the Ukrainian authorities.
However, drivers will have the opportunity to relax, as required by the rules of transportation, while citizens will have comfortable conditions of stay.
Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii announced while being on a working trip to the region.
The completion of construction activities ahead of schedule has proved possible after the President of Ukraine transferred the function of the customer of this object to Ukrzaliznytsia in September 2019. Moreover, after reviewing the budget, namely the price positions that contained signs of fictitiousness, the cost savings for the object will be at the level of 30-35%.
In late September 2019, Ukrzaliznytsia began preparatory activities at two entry-exit checkpoints (EECP) and has already carried out a number of organizational measures: delivered construction equipment, mechanical appliances, personnel, equipped the construction site, moved facilities, equipment and networks used by military servicemen of the Border Service and the Customs Service, beyond the construction site. Border checkpoints operate round the clock.
At the Kalanchak EECP, there have been completed basements of the administrative building, passport and customs control buildings and a facility of in-depth inspection of vehicles, as well as the vertical waterproofing of the basements, have been finalized.