In 2022, the Government has ambitious goals in the field of infrastructure development within the scope of the President's Large Construction program. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a Government session on January 12.
"This year we plan to build and to repair at least 5,000 km of roads and launch public-private partnership projects in the road sector. To preserve them, we plan to increase the number of Weigh-in-Motion (WiM) automatic systems on highways. We will also continue to implement initiatives to improve rail links and infrastructure. In particular, we plan to repair more than 600 km of tracks and electrify new sections, update the rolling stock of Ukrzaliznytsia," underlined Denys Shmyhal.
As the Prime Minister accentuated, this year the Government will also give a green light to the Large Thermal Modernization program. According to Denys Shmyhal, at least 500 energy efficiency projects are expected to be implemented at the expense of the Energy Efficiency Fund. And also at the expense of budgetary and credit funds it is planned to carry out thermal modernization of 5,000 houses.
"The development of transport strategic hubs is an essential element for the state growth and the economic capacity of the regions. These are projects for the development of border infrastructure, this is the construction of airports. This year we are preparing for the start of projects for the construction of two airports in eastern Ukraine," said the Prime Minister.
According to the Head of Government, the creation of the State Fund of Inland Waterways is also scheduled for this year, the funds of which will be used to modernize the river infrastructure. In addition, the Ministry of Infrastructure in synergy with the Ministry of Economy should launch a program to revive shipbuilding.
Denys Shmyhal stressed that the implementation of the "Large Restoration" program and the continuation of the President's "Green Country" project are no less expected in 2022.