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Groysman: Times have gone when resources were stolen in road construction

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of the contractors performing road construction works in 2016 on general-purpose highways across Ukraine, the Government press service reports.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

The Head of Government stressed that the construction of roads is a priority for the Government. In 2017 it is planned to double financing for the construction and reconstruction of roads, either through budgetary resources or through support of international financial institutions, reads the report.

"Construction and reconstruction of roads across the country are the priorities for the Government. For us, it is very important that the investment that we allocated for the construction, reconstruction of Ukrainian roads be utilized with quality," the PM stressed.

Poland's ex-transport minister appointed head of Ukraine's State Motorway Agency UkravtodorHowever, addressing the representatives of the contracting companies, Groysman stressed that abuse and all types of "kickbacks" are unacceptable.

He also noted that nobody had the right to demand bribes from contractors.

The Government will review the use of funds allocated for the construction and reconstruction of roads, Volodymyr Groysman said.

"My only interest is in a greater amount of quality roads in Ukraine. It depends on you. Those who have made you a criminal offer, I will find them and they will be prosecuted. This is the issue of principle," he said. 

Ukraine's parliament okays establishment of national road fundThe prime minister called on representatives of companies to maximize the usage of existing resources and funds saved to invest in a greater amount of road works and more qualitative road repairs.

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