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Ukrainian roads to be restored within 3-5 years – Prime Minister

The nation’s Road fund is going to allocate some $381.7 million to these operations.
12:47, 26 March 2018

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The Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman is confident that Ukrainian roads will be restored within a period of 3-5 years, the government web portal informed on Sunday, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

Related: Poroshenko sign law on building of roads on terms of concession

“I assumed the responsibility for the conditions of our roads in 2016. The amount of funding has significantly risen. We are going to restore Ukrainian roads within three-five years. We have already enhanced the contractors’ responsibility by creating mobile verification teams. Those who do flawed construction work now have to correct their mistakes at their own expense. Also, we are going to introduce quality guarantees within 5-10 years,” the head of the Ukrainian government said.

The Prime Minister added that considerably more attention is going to be paid to local roads.

Related: Ukraine’s government approves five programs on repair, building of roads in 2018

“Within five years, we are going to improve over 50% of Ukrainian roads. Local roads will be built from scratch. The nation’s Road fund is going to allocate some $381.7 million to these operations. The construction of roads within merged communities, cities and towns is a lot larger in volume now.

As reported earlier, on 22 March, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a bill regulating concession road construction in the country into law. Prior to that, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion said that Ukraine intends to increase road repairs by 50% in 2018 against 2017, to 3,000 km.

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