Kyiv intends to join CoST initiative on road quality control
Kyiv plans to join the CoST international initiative (the Construction Sector Transparency Initiative), which monitors the quality of road construction and the efficiency of using funds to build roads.
This was reported by the press service of Kyiv City State Administration, with reference to director general of municipal corporation Kyivavtodor Oleksandr Hustelev.
"The CoST initiative has been present in Ukraine since 2013. Today the capital and Kyivavtodor join this project. CoST is funded by international institutions and does not sign any financial commitments in Ukraine so that control is completely independent," he said.
According to the press release, in addition, mechanisms of road repair guarantees (for five years) now operate in Kyiv.
"We have a practice of fulfilling warranty obligations by some contractors who made some mistakes for several years. Bazhana Avenue is one of the demonstrative objects, on which the contractor performs warranty repairs at its own expense. According to our calculations, the cost of warranty repairs only on this section will amount to UAH 35 million," the expert noted.
According to him, a similar situation has developed on the Pivdenny Bridge.