50 mln EUR were spent for restoration of Donbas infrastructure

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine plans to modernize railway infrastructure to withdraw the rolling stock and take out goods from the eastern regions
15:41, 5 October 2015

Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure has spent 50 mln EUR, which came as a loan from German parliament, for restoration of Donbas.

“The credit from the German government for the restoration of infrastructure in Donbas is provided as a part of intergovernmental Memorandum of Understanding. The Ministry of Infrastructure plans to purchase two mobile traction substations needed for restoration of the railway infrastructure on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities in the eastern region of the country. Restoration of railway lines will allow withdrawing the rolling stock and taking out goods from the region, in particular, the coal needed for winterizing Ukrainian power plants,” as stated the press office of the Ministry.

Ukrainian side suggests using part of the funds for the restoration and modernization of 2TE116 broad gauge double diesel locomotives. This model of diesel locomotive to be used for the export of goods from the temporarily occupied the Donetsk Basin. The participants agreed on the elaborating of detailed costing of the repair work. The monitoring should be exercised by both sides. 

In April 2015 the Government of Germany and Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding and the provision of misuse of credit in the amount of 500 mln EUR. The funds are to be spent on restoration and modernization of eastern Ukraine, including constructing the new objects. 

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