Nearly 4,000 people killed in road accidents in 2019, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

Overall, 160,000 road accidents occurred during 2019
16:11, 27 January 2020

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In Ukraine, there were 160,000 road accidents in 2019, which took the lives of nearly 4,000 people. This was stated by Ukraine's Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krikliy during the presentation of Ukraine’s State Agency's of Automobile Roads (Ukravtodor) plans for Roads UA 2020.

"In 2019: 160,000 road accidents, 32,000 injured, and nearly 4,000 killed. Since the crash in Tehran, where more than 170 people had died, more people have died on the roads during this period. Road warfare is a separate issue," Krykliy said.

The Minister also added that due to road accidents, the Ukrainian economy loses 2% of GDP per year.

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"Socio-economic losses that we are carrying due to road accidents and deaths amount to almost 2,8 billion dollars per year. About 2% of GDP. It means that it also causes significant economic losses," Krykliy stated.

As we reported earlier, the head of State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov held a meeting with the head of Deloitte's global infrastructure projects Michael Flynn. The press service of Ukravtodor informed about it.

“Establishing cooperation with business and international partners is one of Ukravtodor's priorities. Together with experts from leading global companies, we plan to form an investment portfolio of Ukraine's road industry. Our team is working to improve business conditions in the sector for both Ukrainian and international companies, and by attracting additional funding, we will be able to accelerate the process of transformation of Ukrainian roads," Kubakov said.

Related: Infrastructure Ministry planning to reduce road mortality by 30% in 2020

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