Ukrainian automobile roads require annual investments of UAH 50 billion, but the state budget and the State Automobile Road Service (Ukravtodor) do not have such funds. Where does Ukravtodor’s new head Oleksandr Malin intend to search for the money and how effective will be search be?
It is necessary to implement deep reforms in the road sector and this will be one of the priorities of Ukravtodor.
There are no untouchables and that any official caught red handed will be prosecuted.
Malin was previously the Odesa region’s deputy governor responsible for housing and utilities.
Prusenko was relieved of the post at his own request.
The instruction applies to the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing, & Communal Services, the State Railway Administration, and the State Automobile Road Service.
Ukraine intends to raise EUR 12 billion for construction of highways in 2014 with the help of public-private partnerships.
The only way to improve the situation on Ukrainian roads is to further raise the excise duties on imported and locally produced petroleum products. Mark Magaletsky
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is one of the longest-standing creditors of the state automobile road agency (Ukravtodor).
Many changes aimed at resolving the near-stalemate on Ukrainian roads are coming to Ukravtodor. What steps has the road agency conceived for this?
Repair work has been completed on all public-access state roads except those in the Lviv region and some segments in the Chernovtsi, Ivano-Frankovsk, and Transcarpathian regions.
The ban is necessary to preserve the conditions of roads, but companies face considerable losses as a result
The state agency for automobile roads (Ukravtodor) is preparing several projects for construction or creation of toll roads
The state agency for automobile roads (Ukravtodor) expects the reform of the road sector in Ukraine to be completed by the end of 2014.