Ukraine to spend UAH 4 billion on GO Highway in 2019

Business in Ukraine -- Ukraine to spend UAH 4 billion on GO Highway in 2019

#GO_Highway, a highway connecting #Gdańsk and #Odessa, is Ukraine’s most expensive #construction project. The #transnational four-lane highway will connect #Ukrainian Black Sea ports with #Polish and German ports on the Baltic Sea. The GO Highway project was announced by the National Automotive Road Agency in 2017. The first phase should be completed in 2020. In 2019 alone, Ukraine will spend UAH 4 billion on the project #implementation.

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GO Highway (abbreviation GO from the first letters of the names of the cities of Gdańsk and Odessa) is the largest and most expensive construction project in Ukraine. In 2019, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine will spend UAH 4 billion on its implementation. The project was launched in 2017. The National Automotive Road Agency (Ukravtodor) plans to complete the first phase of the GO Highway construction by 2020.

GO Highway is a transnational four-lane highway connecting the Ukrainian Black Sea ports of Odessa and Mykolaiv with the Polish ports on the Baltic Sea Gdańsk and Gdynia. At the moment, this is by far the most expensive infrastructure project in Ukraine. The highway project cost is estimated at UAH 82.8 billion (approx. USD 3 billion).

The Ukrainian part of the highway will run from the border town of Krakovets passing through Lviv, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Vinnytsia and Uman.

The first phase of the project started in 2017: in two years, Ukrainian road construction companies repaired about 250 km of roads on the routes Ternopil-Lviv and Khmelnytskyi-Uman.

The second phase of reconstruction and construction will begin in 2020. The second phase also includes the construction of the first concession road Krakovets-Lviv. According to Oleksandr Kava, advisor to the Director of the National Automotive Road Agency, the second phase of the project involves the expansion of the highway to four lanes and the construction of by-pass roads around settlements.

The National Automotive Road Agency also partially repaired the roads in the Vinnytsia and Cherkasy regions. Works in these regions as well as in Khmelnytskyi region are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Moreover, the National Automotive Road Agency is currently conducting negotiations on the financing of the above mentioned road works with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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