Infrastructure Minister Andrii Pyvovarskyi announced on its Facebook page on 24 July that two companies – the Ukrainian Transport Highways consortium and the Bouygues company (France) – had applied to participate in a tender for construction of the Lviv-Krakovets concession highway.

Bouygues is a major construction company founded in 1952. The projects implemented by the company include the tunnel under the English Channel, the Charles de Gaulle airport’s terminal 2, motorways, and others.

Meanwhile, nothing is known about the Ukrainian Transport Highways consortium. However, information on the official website of the State Automobile Road Service (Ukravtodor) states that the Concession Transport Highways Consortium filed an application.

There is information stating that this company is registered in the village of Shklo (Lviv region) and that its director is Valerii Solodukhin.

There is also information that the Lviv Regional Economic Court opened bankruptcy proceedings against the Concession Transport Highways Consortium in 2008 and imposed a moratorium on meeting claims from its creditors.

A certain Valerii Solodukhin is also the production director of the Altkom Road Construction company.