Ukraine Infrastructure Plan
Ukraine’s plan to modernize and repair the country’s transportation infrastructure envisions a budget of $60 billion to be invested in roads, railways, airports, and sea ports.
Ukraine’s government released a plan to modernize and repair the country’s transportation infrastructure. “Drive Ukraine 2030,” envisions a budget of $60 billion to be invested in a range of national projects over the next decade.
The European Commission and the World Bank are supporting work on the Trans-European Transport Network, known as TEN-T, in order to integrate EU transport networks with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine. TEN-T comprises 100 projects with allocated investments of almost $14.7 billion, through 2030, with thirty-nine of these projects for Ukraine alone. The projects are focused on major infrastructure including roads, railways, airports, and seaports.
Road Reconstruction - is the Ukrainian Government’s top priority in the coming years. The national network of automobile roads in Ukraine is over 100,000 miles long. In 2020 the Ukrainian government allocated $117 million to the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine, or Ukravtodor, to repair 3,700 miles of priority roads. The state also plans to install Ukraine’s first automatic weighing stations on the approach roads to Kyiv. The goal by 2030 is to build 10 new highways, install 100 automatic weighing stations, reduce the time it takes to cross the country by road by 10 hours, and improve road safety.
Railways - The Ukrainian railroad system is opening its doors to private companies, even though the rail network itself will remain state-owned. The state railways administration Ukrzaliznytsia is working to improve connections between major Ukrainian and European cities, making high-speed international train services from Kyiv, Odesa, and Lviv a top priority. The agency also plans to cooperate with the Kyiv City State Administration to improve the capital’s suburban train network and modernize Kyiv’s central station. By 2030, Ukraine plans to upgrade its entire locomotive and car fleet, increase average speeds to over 90 mph on railways and establish high-speed services between Kyiv and the country’s major cities: Odesa, Lviv, Kharkiv, and Dnipro.
Airports - Ukraine has set the ambitious target of having 50 airports in operation by 2030. According to the ministry, the plan is for it to take no more than an hour to travel to an airport, no matter where a person is in the country. The number of destinations reachable from Ukrainian airports is to rise to 350.
Sea Ports - In the maritime industry, the ministry this year is focusing on the ports in Mykolaiv and Kherson. Twenty-five international and Ukrainian companies are participating in upgrading these ports, and the Infrastructure Ministry estimates that the project could attract millions of dollars once finished. It also hopes to move 30 percent of its cargo volume through the Black Sea seaports, turning them into some of the world’s largest container ports.
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