Today, the Cabinet of Ministers has adopted an order "On approval of the action plan for the construction of priority checkpoints for 2021-2023", which, in particular, provides for the reconstruction, modernization and technical re-equipment of 25 existing and construction of 10 checkpoints, including at the western border of Ukraine.
The action plan was developed by the Ministry of Finance and the State Customs Service in accordance with the reached international agreements and modern challenges in terms of improving the technical equipment of customs in order to ensure the economic security of the state.
"The main goal of the Ministry of Finance remains unchanged - it is a modern and transparent customs. The government's decision endorsed today will allow Ukraine to obtain another 35 checkpoints with the latest technical equipment, which minimizes the human factor in the inspection, and hence corruption risks. 25 of them will be modernized and 10 will be built: 5 obsolete, dating back to Soviet times and continuing to operate under a temporary scheme, as well as 5 - completely new.
The primary need for the development of checkpoints is their technical re-equipment to automate customs control and clearance processes, which, accordingly, will speed up the necessary customs procedures, promote foreign economic activity and fill the state budget," stressed Deputy Finance Minister for European Integration Yuriy Draganchuk.
The projected amount of funding required for the construction of priority checkpoints is UAH 9.8 billion, including UAH 4.5 billion for construction, reconstruction and overhaul activities; UAH 5.3 billion for the installation of video surveillance, weighing and scanning systems.
The project will be implemented, inter alia, at the expense of a Polish loan provided under the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Poland on granting a loan on the terms of tied aid.