During the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine was plundered from 50% to 70% of the funds which were allocated for repair of roads, said the Minister of infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymyr Omelyan in an interview with the online edition of the INSIDER.
«Even after the devaluation of the hryvnia, the cost of repair of roads is lower than it was under Yanukovych. This is an indication that was stolen from 50% to 70%, and now if it is stolen, from 3% to 10%. If we can overcome? Without proper law enforcement – no! But now, we make the process transparent and there is monitoring of independent organizations. The same CoST will operate through the UK and UNDP (United Nations development Programme (UNDP). – «GORDON»), and they will track each tender in the region – where high prices where below. Partly because in some areas high prices are justified due to the lack of its own raw materials. Also prices have increased because of the mass construction of roads,» he said.
According to the Omelyan, construction of roads in Ukraine are approximately five to seven companies.
«But this is not enough. And some objects are not in time, because the company is working on several roads. It would be at least 15 I’d be happy. This year we have attracted Chinese, even a few foreign firms, but no road Fund and guaranteed financing, any large foreign company to come not wanted», – said the Minister.
On 1 March Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the meeting of the government reported that 95% of Ukrainian roads are in terrible condition. According to him, the repair of roads in 2017 allocated about UAH 30 billion, which is three times more than in 2016.
On 12 July the Prime Minister said that in five to seven years the road across the country will be quality.
The head of the State Agency of highways of Ukraine («Ukravtodor») Slawomir Nowak announced on December 15 that in 2017 Ukraine repaired 2,100 km of roads, which is the highest figure over the past five years.
Omeljan about funds for road repairs: If Yanukovych plundered from 50% to 70%, and now if it is stolen, from 3% to 10% 29.12.2017