10 Feb 2023 16:54

New automobile crossing point opened at Ukrainian-Romanian border

MOSCOW. Feb 10 (Interfax) - A new international automobile crossing point has been opened at the Dyakovtsy-Racovat border section between Ukraine and Romania, head of the Chernovtsy regional military administration Ruslan Zaparanyuk said on Friday.

"The international automobile crossing point will operate round the clock. It features six lanes for automobiles and buses and a separate lane for pedestrians. The crossing point's planned daily passage capacity is up to 300 vehicles, including ten buses, and 1,500 people, including 500 pedestrians," Ukrainian media quoted Zaparanyuk as saying on his social account.

At first, the crossing point would operate for empty trucks and tank trucks. Later, depending on the provision of the necessary infrastructure, it might be used for the passage of other types of transport and goods.

"This has been the third crossing point opened during independence and the second opened in Bukovina," he said.

The crossing point's reconstruction began in 2015 as part of a project for developing border infrastructure between Ukraine and Romania under the Ukraine-Romania-Moldova 2007-2013 program. After its suspension at some point, the work was resumed in 2021.