Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov has presented a vision for rebuilding Ukraine’s infrastructure destroyed by Russia to Ukraine’s international partners and business representatives.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.
According to the statement, the plan for rebuilding Ukraine outlines the strategic goals of post-war recovery, including full reconstruction of the country’s entire infrastructure, integration of its transport network into the EU network, and harmonization of the legal and organizational aspects of the operations of the country’s transport sector.
In particular, it provides for reconstruction and construction of 51,200 kilometers of highways; construction of more than 1,400 bridges (in line with NATO standards); purchase, repair, and modernization of more than 7,000 pieces of railway rolling stock; reconstruction/construction of 5 new airports; and modernization of 3 ports on the River Danube.
The Ministry of Infrastructure emphasized that Ukraine’s transport infrastructure has been one of Russia’s main targets since the beginning of its full-scale invasion of the country.
"As of today, Ukraine’s documented direct infrastructure losses amount to USD 95 billion. 24,700 kilometers of roads, 309 bridges, and 6,500 kilometers of railway tracks have been destroyed or damaged, and 12 civilian airports and airfields have been damaged or occupied. In addition, all the Ukrainian seaports through which 80-90% of the country’s food exports passed before the start of the full-scale aggression have been blockaded," the ministry said.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the most important items from a financial point of view in the USD-750-billion Ukraine recovery plan that was presented in Lugano (Switzerland) are projects for reconstruction and modernization of infrastructure.