The airfields at the Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Mukacheve, and Chernivtsi airports are expected to be reconstructed by 2023. Money for this has been allocated from a targeted government program, the Gazeta.UA publication reports, citing the Glavkom publication.
Ministry of Infrastructure State Secretary Andrii Haluschak did not specify the amounts allocated for the reconstruction projects. According to him, funding is expected to be provided over the next three years.
In addition, Deputy Finance Minister Yurii Heletyi noted that UAH 500 million was allocated for the design, reconstruction, and construction of the airfield complex at the Odesa International Airport last year under the Special State Program for Development of Airports until 2023.
An additional UAH 253 million is allocated for this project in 2018.
The Cabinet of Ministers adopted the Special State Program for Development of Airports until 2023 on 24 February 2016. The program covers 17 airports. The program provides for bringing air transport to international standards, developing Ukraine as a transit country, and improving the efficiency of management of state property.
As reported earlier, Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian recently said that the draft state budget for 2019 did not allocate funds for large-scale reconstruction of runways at Ukrainian airports.