Ukraine, UK sign joint action plan on transport network restoration

Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Oleksandr Kubrakov and UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps signed a joint action plan to help rebuild Ukraine’s transport network.

“The UK has signed a historic pact with Ukraine that commits to sharing engineering expertise and pledges a new package of support to help rebuild its war damaged infrastructure,” the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine posted on Facebook.

In particular, the UK will provide expert advice from prestigious UK-based private-sector organisations. Moreover, Ukraine will be sent five buses from the Go Ahead Group to support reconnecting the Ukrainian public and buy equipment to repair routes which are crucial for the exportation of grain.  

“Experts will offer knowledge in airport, runway and port reconstruction, and will work with the Ministry of Infrastructure to identify training opportunities for airport staff, air traffic controllers and aviation security,” the statement reads.

In addition, £10m support package for the Ukrainian Railways was announced to buy bridge repair and tunnel lining equipment, key hand tools and more than 120 grain shipping containers.

As reported, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, during his visit to Kyiv on August 24, announced the next assistance package worth GBP 54 million to include unmanned surveillance systems and anti-tank ammunition.

Photo credit: Ministry of Infrastructure

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