More than 912 million will be allocated to restore the railway infrastructure.
The Ukrainian government has decided to allocate UAH 1.8 billion to restore critical logistics infrastructure. These are funds from a grant under the RELINC project, implemented by Ukraine and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). It is stated in a message from the Ministry of Infrastructure.
According to this decision, under the new budget programs, the relevant ministry will receive more than UAH 912 million for the restoration of railway communication networks. More than 916 million UAH are allocated to the State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development for the restoration of automobile networks.
“The ability to quickly restore rail and road infrastructure in conditions of closed skies and blocked sea routes is extremely important. Rail and road transport plays a key role in ensuring the functioning of our economy, military logistics and passenger transport,” said the Minister of Community, Territorial and Infrastructure Development Olexander Kubrakov.
According to him, the funds, in particular, will be used for the production of fitting platforms to increase the volume of container transportation, as well as the purchase of materials and equipment for the repair of important railway bridges.
The grant agreement between Ukraine and the IBRD for the project «Rehabilitation of Critical Logistics Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (RELINC)» was signed on February 10, 2023. The total cost of the project is approximately $600 million. In addition, RELINC provides assistance in implementing key reforms necessary to improve Ukraine’s readiness to implement large-scale and complex recovery programs.
As GMK Center reported earlier, in 2024 Ukraine will concentrate on projects to promote economic growth. According to Olexander Kubrakov, among the identified recovery priorities, in particular, transport infrastructure – it is about expanding capacity at key border crossing points with the EU and Moldova, as well as railway and port terminals.