The repair of bridges in Ukraine until 2022 is planned to spend 1 billion dollars. About it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” said the Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian.
“In General, the program of restoration of the Ukrainian bridges until 2022 foresees an investment of $ 1 billion dollars that will be spent exclusively on bridges. That’s not enough, but this is a good beginning,” he said.
According to the Omelyan, every year through the excise tax to fuel will increase the cost of restoring the bridges. Thus, by 2020, to repair roads and bridges will annually allocate about 65 billion hryvnia.
“From 1 January we received a road Fund is 32.5 billion hryvnia solely on the road sector. Next year this amount will be increased to 75% in excise tax on fuel. It will be about 50 billion hryvnia. And in 2020, 100% of the excise tax goes to the road Fund, this means more than 65 billion funding for roads and bridges every year, starting in 2020” – said Minister of infrastructure.
He also noted that as of today, every sixth bridge in Ukraine, which is on balance of “Ukravtodor” is emergency.
“On balance “Ukravtodor” after the reforms, from 1 January 2018 is about 6 thousand bridges, a thousand of them in critical condition and another 2.5 million are in need of repair. This is a serious challenge before the country, because these bridges are to a greater extent strategic that combine not just settlements but entire main directions in the country”, – said the Minister of infrastructure.
Omeljan said that for the 2016-2017 overhaul was conducted more than 60 bridges, and in 2018 are already planned to renovate at least 45 bridges.
“For the past two years, we repaired a major way, more than 60 bridges and 200 bridges repaired current and medium repair. This year, we will repair at least 45 bridges in the framework of the program of restoration of the pavement infrastructure. It will be spent 2.3 billion hryvnia,” – he concluded.
Earlier, Advisor to the Chairman of Ukravtodor Alexander kawa in the air “112 Ukraine”, commenting on the possibility of a repetition in the capital of Ukraine the situation in Genoa, said that the major overpasses and bridges in Kiev are in a satisfactory condition.
Recall, on Tuesday, August 14, Genoa fell to the famous bridge “Polcevera Viaduct”, the length of which is 1,100 m. According to recent reports, the collapse killed 38 people, including three children.
Earlier also it was reported that in Kiev are more than 75 bridges are in urgent need of repair, three in an emergency. In addition, the co-author of the project of the Metro bridge George Rosnowski said that the metro bridge constructed in 1965 may collapse at any moment. Later in the KSCA said that the Metro bridge will be a disaster 4 years later, the overhaul is already planned.
According to the “Ukravtodor” in Ukraine, 9 thousand bridges are in disrepair, of which 4.5 thousand buildings are in urgent need of closure or repair.