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Turkey initially plans to rebuild a bridge near the city of Bucha

Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov and Minister of Trade of Turkey Mehmet Mush signed a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Infrastructure Recovery, which provides for the participation of the Turkish side in the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine. The press service of the President’s Office reported about it.

The memorandum was signed in Lviv in the presence of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

“Turkey is our strategic ally. We are grateful to our Turkish partners for their willingness to cooperate in the recovery of the infrastructure destroyed by Russia. The Turkish business has extensive experience in the construction of roads and bridges, in particular the Zaporizhzhia and Kremenchuk bridges, and has proven itself as a reliable partner. Therefore, we expect the concrete practical results of joint reconstruction shortly,” Oleksandr Kubrakov said.

It is expected that Turkish state and business structures will be able to develop specific recovery projects, as well as provide consulting and technical assistance. The first project considers the reconstruction of the bridge in the village of Romanivka, Kyiv region, which connects Bucha and Irpin with Kyiv.

In the near future, a joint Ukrainian-Turkish working group on reconstruction issues will be created, within which the mechanisms of attracting Turkish investments in specific projects will be worked out.

After the launch of the Large Construction program, Turkish companies signed significant contracts for the construction, repair and reconstruction of large infrastructure facilities.

Onur Construction International signed contracts for the reconstruction of the runway of Zhytomyr International Airport named after Serhiy Korolev for UAH 780 million, and for the airfield construction at the Dnipropetrovsk International Airport at a total cost UAH 5.64 billion.

Onur Taahhut had a contract for 12 billion hryvnias for the construction of a cable-stayed bridge in Zaporizhzhia, Dogus Insaat planned to build a bridge in Kremenchuk for UAH 11.2 billion etc.