During a working trip to the Volyn region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy got himself acquainted with the restoration of roads in the framework of the implementation of the National Program "Great Construction" in the region.
The President inspected the repair work on the highway M-19 Domanove (to the city of Brest) - Kovel - Chernivtsi - Terebleche (to the city of Bucharest).
Oleksandr Kubrakov, Head of the State Road Agency of Ukraine, reported that a bypass road around Lutsk would be completed this year. The first section of this highway will be opened on July 31.
In general, according to the Head of Ukravtodor, 156 km of roads of state importance were planned to be completed in the region this year, but they will be able to increase this figure to 200.
In addition, Head of the Volyn Regional State Administration Yuriy Pohulyayko noted that this year it is planned to build 91 kilometers of local roads and 47 kilometers of municipal roads in the region. In total, there will be 330-350 kilometers of roads.
"It's a great result. Hopefully, we will do all this this year," the President stressed.
Head of the Volyn regional state administration noted that it is also necessary to expand the section of the international highway M-19, which runs through the Volyn region, due to the large flow of traffic coming from the European Union.
According to Oleksandr Kubrakov, projects have already been developed to expand a number of important roads.
“This is a normal "appetite". There was no road, now there is. We need to talk about expansion (of roads - ed.)," the President emphasized.
The Head of State was also informed about the construction of the Shatsk-Svitiaz-Zalissya-Grabove road section. The total length of the site is 14 kilometers. A speed control complex will be installed on this road. Construction work is scheduled to be completed this year.
According to Yuriy Pohulyayko, it is also necessary to solve the problem of queues at the state border. This can be done by restoring the logistics center located near the checkpoint "Yahodyn". It was built in 2000, but ceased to function in 2008. The head of the regional state administration will work with the Cabinet of Ministers to resume its work.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that there are many questions about the work of checkpoints in the country.
"We will make proposals to the Cabinet of Ministers and the Ministry of Infrastructure, we will gather customs officers and border guards - this issue must be resolved comprehensively throughout the country," the President stressed.