During a meeting on March 24, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a number of essential decisions in the field of logistics and defence infrastructure development. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
Thus, the Government approved a resolution to expand the construction of fortifications. Almost UAH 1 billion has been allocated in the budget for the relevant programme.
“Regional military administrations are involved in the process together with the Ministry of Defence and our military. The result will be to strengthen the defence capability and security of our country,” said Denys Shmyhal.
The Government also approved amendments to the intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and Moldova aimed at improving logistics. In particular, Ukraine will now have a direct rail freight connection to the port of Reni via Moldovan territory.
“In this way, we will maximise the potential of the Danube ports. Ukrainian ports on the Danube have increased their cargo turnover by 3.5 times, and this is not the limit. We continue to expand them,” the Prime Minister said.
Among other things, the Cabinet of Ministers has transferred the authority for the construction and repair of border crossing points to the Ministry of Infrastructure, which will facilitate their systemic modernisation.
“The State Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development will be responsible for the upgrade of road border crossing points. More than half of them need to be completed or reconstructed. New border infrastructure means comfort for people and businesses and the realisation of our European integration ambitions,” the Head of Government summed up.