Construction of the Dry estuary bridge is expected to be completed in 2020

13 January 2020, 09:31
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First Deputy Head of Odesa Regional State Administration Vyacheslav Ovechkin met with the Mayor of the Black Sea Valery Khmelniuk and discussed ways of financing and terms of construction of the bridge over the Dry estuary. The meeting was attended by the leadership of the Highway Service in Odessa region, deputies of the regional council and designers.

During the meeting, the parties supported the initiative of the head of Odesa Regional State Administration Maksym Kutsyi to complete all the works on the construction of the bridge and start the automobile traffic in 2020. Separately, the first deputy chairman, Vyacheslav Ovechkin, emphasized the importance of concurrent financing arrangements.

«Construction of the bridge over the Dry estuary is a priority of the head of Odesa Regional State Administration Maksym Kutsyi. We are currently working on a financing plan. It requires the involvement of Ukravtodor, the Local Roads Service, city council, regional administration and business. We are ready to act as a locomotive for negotiations and to help the parties to agree on all issues, ”Vyacheslav Ovechkin emphasized.

Recall the construction of the bridge over the Dry estuary began in 2016. At the moment 129 million hryvnias have been spent on work. The main sources of funding now are the funds of the Administration of Seaports of Ukraine, the Odesa Regional Budget and the Black Sea City Council.