Pre-design work at Ukraine’s road border crossing points with Romania begins under USAID ERA support 

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
08 February 2024

Miyamoto Ukraine, a subcontractor of the USAID Economic Resilience Activity (USAID ERA), has started pre-design work and preliminary studies aimed at designing the expansion of the Diakivtsi – Racovăţ and Krasnoilsk – Vicovu de Sus road border crossing points (BCPs) located on the Ukrainian-Romanian border. 

During the technical visit to the BCP site, the Miyamoto Ukraine team met with representatives of the State Agency of Ukraine for the Restoration and Development of Infrastructure (SARDI) and the State Customs Service. The engineers compared the available design documents with the actual constructed facilities and checked the compliance of the planned work with the requirements of the legislation and construction standards in Ukraine. The planned expansion of the checkpoint will increase the throughput capacity for freight transport, which, in turn, will positively impact the flow of Ukrainian grain export through Romania. 

Natalia Chukanova, Chief Engineer at Miyamoto International Ukraine said, “In January, our team visited two border crossing points, Dyakivtsi – Rakovets and Krasnoilsk – Vicovia de Sus. During the working visit, we got acquainted with the facilities, inspected the territory and existing buildings and structures of the BCPs to clarify the scope of work required, and took photos of the current state of the facilities. We discussed the issues and possible solutions in advance. During the meeting, we talked to Customs officials about the technological process. We gathered all the necessary information for further implementation of the modernization of the state border crossing points of Ukraine.

She noted further, “The Miyamoto Ukraine team, which includes civil engineers, building inspection specialists and architects, is implementing all the planned work to modernize the BCPs and increase their capacity according to the planned schedule.”

In February, Miyamoto Ukraine engineers are scheduled visit two railway and one road BCPs in Zakarpattia and Lviv Oblasts to conduct a detailed inspection of the technical condition of the existing infrastructure and facilities and determine the scope of work required for their modernization and improvement.  

Mustafa Nayem, Head of the State Agency for Reconstruction and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine noted, “29 BCPs on the western and southern borders of Ukraine have been transferred to the management of the State Agency for Reconstruction. Our task is to modernize these checkpoints and increase their capacity. I am grateful to our partners USAID and Miyamoto for their assistance on this important project.”  

Background: Between 2023-2026, USAID, through the Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), is dedicating $115 million to support the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine (SARDI), Ukrainian Railways (UZ), and State Customs Services, to upgrade border crossing points (BCPs) to improve grain trade and export volumes.