The Orlivka-Isaccea ferry service, which connects Ukrainian and Romanian settlements located on different banks of River Danube, could be commissioned before the end of 2019.

Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Viktor Dovhan announced this in an interview with Hromadske, the CFTS portal reports.

According to Dovhan, completion of the implementation of the project requires adoption of the relevant government decision and the signing of an agreement with Romania. The remaining documents from Ukraine are ready, the minister said.

As reported, completion of construction and commissioning of the ferry crossing have been postponed more than once.

It was announced last year that the ferry crossing could begin operation in early 2019. The launch of the ferry crossing into operation was previously planned for autumn 2018. Before that, the launch of the ferry crossing was planned for May 2018, 2015, and 2014.

Four ferries with a draft of 1.5 meters will operate at the crossing. The distance between the Ukrainian and Romanian shores at the crossing will not exceed 900 meters.