The Russian occupiers use the bridge to transfer military equipment, weapons, and personnel.
According to the Kherson Regional Council’s first deputy chairman, the bridge is significantly damaged and unsuitable for use even by passenger vehicles.
The first riverine naval division consisting of river boats has already been created.
The destruction of the dam could lead to catastrophic consequences.
The number of ship journeys on the river increased by almost 37% last year.
Interview with Dmytro Vlasov, an enthusiast who restores hydrofoils.
The next phase of the project is construction of the bridge’s first superstructure.
Building materials, grain, and metal products were mainly transported on the river.
The Infrastructure Ministry is beginning the preparation of a financial agreement on upgrade of the Dnipro cascade based on the outcome of talks with the EIB and with its support.
The volume of transportation of grain on the river reduced but the volume of transportation of metals and building materials increased during the year.
This volume is 7% less than the volume that was transported a year earlier.
Previously, market participants proposed that navigation on River Dnipro should continue because of favorable weather conditions.
Cargo transportation on River Dnipro decreased by almost 11% in January-October this year.
The volume of cargo transportation on the river fell by 11%.
This represents a 50% increase compared with the volume of cargo transported on the river in the same period last year.
The volume of cargo transportation on River Dnipro is increasing against the backdrop of a 27% reduction in the number of ship journeys.
How will reforms of inland waterways transport benefit Ukraine?
Transportation of goods by river will result in less traffic jams on the Ukrainian roads and less damaging of the roads surface by the trucks. What are the other benefits of river transport?
We asked Ukrainians on the streets what they think when they hear Dnipro river and what is the first thing that comes into their mind.
Encouraging seeing the strong commitment of the Reform Support Team to deliver a sustainable legal reform for inland waterways transport in Ukraine. Watch here for the details.