On Wednesday, April 14, the Ukrainian government approved a resolution approving the Procedure for using funds provided in the state budget for the design and implementation of work on the restoration of a European-style railway track with a width of 1435 mm from Chop station to Uzhgorod station. This was announced by the Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krikliy.
“Restoration of the 1435 mm European gauge track in the direction of Chop-Uzhgorod will be financed from the state budget in the amount of 5 million hryvnias. Today the Government approved the corresponding Procedure for the use of these funds. For the first time in 30 years of independence, this year we received budget support for the renovation of the railway infrastructure and the purchase of 100 new passenger cars, ”he said.
According to the minister, the funds envisaged for the implementation of this project are planned to be directed to:
- execution of work on the restoration of a European-style railway track, including the reconstruction and overhaul of infrastructure and railway transport facilities;
- design and implementation of architectural and technical supervision;
- purchase of basic and auxiliary materials /equipment and the like.
Let us remind you that this year the Ministry of Infrastructure is launching a high-speed rail project in Ukraine. At the initial stage, it will provide for the construction of a railway line with a speed of up to 250 km /h and modern infrastructure for servicing InterCity and container traffic in the direction of the EU. The project will start from the border with Poland.