Ukraine, Hungary to develop border infrastructure
Ukraine and Hungary plan to develop infrastructure along their border soon.
This issue was on the agenda of Ukraine-Hungary talks on transport, which took place on October 26-27, 2016, the press service of Ukraine's Infrastructure Ministry said.
At the talks, Ukraine was represented by First Deputy Infrastructure Minister Yevhen Kravtsov, and Deputy State Secretary at Hungary's Ministry of National Development responsible for transport Laszlo Mosoczi acted on behalf of the Hungarian side.
The parties discussed the cross-border infrastructure development (construction of the Diyda-Beregdaroc checkpoint, construction of a bypass road around Berehove) and possible sources of funding for joint projects for the development of road infrastructure.
"Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Volodymy Omelyan has repeatedly stressed that Ukraine should to develop border infrastructure on the frontier with the EU. This initiative is also backed by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman. During the meeting with the Hungarian side, we discussed a number of important issues, but the key one is joint development by Ukraine and Hungary of border infrastructure This will reduce queues at border crossing points, create more favorable conditions for citizens, transport firms, companies," Kravtsov said.
The parties also touched on rail transportation, namely prospects for piggy-back transportation between Ukraine and Hungary, as well as the possibility of improving traffic between Europe and Asia with the use of transport infrastructure in Ukraine and Hungary.
They also discussed the possibility of opening a checkpoint between Nagyhodos and Velyka Palad and the introduction of joint control there.