USAID ERA installs three 50-kW generators for Ukrzaliznytsia

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
02 February 2024

USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) has delivered three 50-kW diesel generators to the Chop Záhony, Vadul-Siret Vicșani, and Mostyska Medyka rail border crossing points (BCPs) operated by Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ).  

Equipped with automatic voltage regulators, the generators will ensure a constant and stable power supply for the checkpoints, which serve as strategic export routes to Poland, Hungary and Romania, especially during the cold winter months. The generators will strengthen UZ’s logistics infrastructure and ensure uninterrupted operation to facilitate increased cargo turnover, grain export and passenger traffic at the rail BCPs.  

USAID ERA is working to modernize border crossing points to improve operational efficiency and cargo transportation logistics, and increase trade, grain export, and traffic flows in general. 

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.