Today, on November 15, Olexandr Kubrakov was determined the winner of the competition to assume the office of the chairperson of the State Agency for Motor Roads of Ukraine. He will take up his duties the next day after his official appointment.
“High-quality roads are among our top priorities. For the following year, the Government has budgeted expenditures worth UAH 33.4 billion to repair and maintain roads of national importance, doubled the amount to improve road safety. Over the next five years, we are planning to fix 24,000 km of public roads network. We have similar ambitious plans for the reconstruction of local roads. To implement all those tasks, we need a team of honest and professional people in the leadership of Ukravtodor. Mr Kubrakov has proved himself to be a high professional during the construction of the Zaporizhia-Mariupol route,” the Prime Minister said.
According to Olexandr Kubrakov, an essential objective for the Ukravtodor is the complete refresh of the management of State Agency for Automobile Roads of Ukraine offices in the regions, as well as the management of JSC Automobile Roads of Ukraine. The future Ukravtodor’s chairman is also planning to hold an audit of the preparation for the winter season and prepare road infrastructure rehabilitation plans for 2020.
Moreover, Olexandr Kubrakov told an international tender for the completion of the Zaporizhia bridge and the signing of a loan agreement with the EBRD and the EIB for a total amount of EUR 900 million are among the future plans. The Government will raise funds from foreign partners to increase funding for the Road Fund.
Olexandr Kubrakov is an MP of the 9-th convocation. Over the time of his work in Parliament, he has submitted 16 bills, of which 12 have already been approved and 4 are still being finalized. In particular, he is the author of the approved bill No. 1041 on the introduction of a medium-term state targeted program for construction, reconstruction, major and average repair of roads of national and local importance.
Apart from that, Olexandr Kubrakov is also the author of bill No. 1061 adopted by Parliament, which introduces a road safety audit. The document will allow to achieve a high level of traffic safety, diminish the rate of road accidents and the severity of accidents.
Among other legislative initiatives of the newly elected chairman of Ukravtodor
- Bill No. 1064 on Amendments to the Budget Code on Sources of Funding for the Road Fund;
- Bill No. 1182-1 on Inland Water Transport, which regulates legal relations in the industry;
- Bill No. 2234 on determining responsibility for the formation of a pricing system for the construction of public roads.