Ukraine and Poland intend to open two border crossings – Grushev-Budomezh and Ugrinov-Dolgobichu (both in the Lvov region) – in the period of October-December 2013. Prime Minister Mykola Azarov announced this while opening a government meeting on Wednesday, the Interfax Ukraine news agency reports.
"The Grushev-Budomezh international automobile crossing will become the most modern not only on the Ukrainian-Polish border, but also on the entire eastern border of Poland,” Azarov said.
According to him, the capacity of the Grushev-Budomezh border crossing will be around 3,000 vehicles per day, which will relieve the load on the other border crossings on the Ukrainian-Polish border.
As reported, the construction of the Grushev-Budomezh customs crossing began in 2010 in preparation for the finals of the 2012 European football championship. At the time, it was stated that the construction of the border crossing itself was being financed with Polish money. Its cost was PLN 140 million (almost UAH 350 million). In total, the new border crossing has 16 automobile lanes: eight in each direction, including four for private automobiles, two for vans, and two for buses.