Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and government officials have discussed with the World Bank Country Director for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova Satu Kahkonen the development of roads construction strategy for 2016-2018 years.
As the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers said on Friday, during the meeting Groysman said that the construction of roads in Ukraine is one of the priorities of the government and stressed the need to coordinate the efforts of the Cabinet with the World Bank "to start the reconstruction of Ukrainian roads the next year."
"We need to develop a strategy for the development of Ukrainian roads, identify the resource that we need for its implementation, stages of work required - we have to do it before the end of this year," Groysman said.
As reported, the participants of the meeting discussed the main directions of motorways development strategy for 2016 to 2018, as well as the possibility of funding through the revision of the current package of World Bank projects not being used efficiently.
Groysman spoke out in favour of the finalisation of the strategy until December 1 and the beginning of its first phase implementation from April 1 of the next year.
He also proposed to increase the level of the working group to the level of Vice Prime Minister.
Groysman thanked Kahkonen for the support of government initiatives for construction highways in Ukraine.