20 Jul 2022 16:51

Upgrade of Krakivets border point increases truck traffic from Ukraine to Poland by 51% - Infrastructure Ministry

MOSCOW. July 20 (Interfax) - The average daily number of trucks crossing from Ukraine into Poland via the Krakivets border crossing point has grown by 51% to 423 over the past month after its upgrade under the Open Border project, Ukrainian media have said with reference to the Infrastructure Ministry press service on Wednesday.

"The Open Border project does not only imply strategic development of logistics on the European track but is also one of the survival projects for our economy. Amid the blockade of seaports, the increase of the throughput capacity of automobile crossing points helps support Ukrainian exporters and improve the food situation in the world," the ministry said.

Work is still underway at the crossing point to equip downtime areas for trucks, a separate terminal for inspecting buses allowing for up to 50 buses to pass daily, and a canopy over customs and passport control pavilions.

As reported earlier, the Krakivets border crossing point on the Ukrainian-Polish border started being upgraded on July 18, temporarily suspending the passage of cars leaving Ukraine. The upgrade should last for up to ten days.

"After the upgrade is over, the passage of buses through this crossing point will be fully resumed," the Ukrainian State Border Service said.