USAID ERA delivers modular buildings for installation at key road border crossing points in Zakarpattia Oblast

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
22 February 2024

Under the USAID’s Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), ArtMetal Ukraine, a Dnipro-based company, has delivered 21 prefabricated buildings (prefabs) for installation at two key road border crossing points (BCPs) in Zakarpattia Oblast on Ukraine border. The commissioning of the prefabs is scheduled for February and early March. The modular buildings, or prefabs, are to be equipped with the necessary functional equipment. They will improve border control processes and speed up customs procedures, and potentially reduce waiting times at the borders between Ukraine, Hungary, and Slovakia. 


At the same time, the sanitary modules previously delivered to the BCP on the border with Romania are successfully connected and ready for use. One of the modules is inclusive, with a ramp providing unimpeded access for people with disabilities. Each sanitary module is equipped with the necessary set of sanitary equipment. 

The modernization of BCPs contributes to creating a more accessible and comfortable environment for all categories of people crossing the border and enhances Ukraine’s ability to operate its border crossings effectively, which stimulates the local economy by ensuring the export of Ukrainian goods to international markets. 

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.