Ukraine and Moldova signed an agreement on the construction of a bridge on the Ukrainian-Moldovan border near the settlements of Yampil and Koseut.
This is reported by the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
The corresponding agreement was signed by the Deputy Prime Minister for Reconstruction of Ukraine, the Minister of Community Development, Territories and Infrastructure, Oleksandr Kubrakov, and the Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova, Lilia Dabizha.
The signing of the agreement is a practical continuation of the agreements reached in 2021 by the presidents of Ukraine and Moldova, Kubrakov emphasized.
The full-scale invasion made adjustments to the implementation of the project, but the critical need for the development of alternative logistics routes makes the Yampil bridge project without alternatives, the vice-prime minister added.
"The bridge will become a key link of the transport corridor between Kyiv and Chisinau. In addition, thanks to the bridge, Ukrainian exporters will have the shortest route from the center of Ukraine to the countries of Central and South-Eastern Europe, bypassing Transnistria, which is occupied by the Russians," explained Kubrakov.
The Yampil bridge will become an alternative to the ferry crossing at the Yampil-Koseuts border crossing, which has not been operating for several years and has long since failed to meet the requirements of the time and the real needs of the residents of both states, the ministry noted.
Also, the bridge will allow to unload the international checkpoint "Mohyliv-Podilskyi - Otach", through which almost the entire transport flow between Ukraine and Moldova now passes.
The total length of the bridge is more than 1400 meters. The artificial structure will have two lanes of traffic with sidewalks on both sides.
The bridge project also takes into account barrier-free standards, in particular, it provides for the installation of sidewalks with a decrease in the level of side stone within pedestrian crossings. Safety tactile strips are provided for the orientation of visually impaired people.