USAID ERA signs subcontract with Miyamoto International in a partnership to upgrade Ukraine’s border crossing points 

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
06 December 2023

On November 21, DAI Global LLC, implementer of the USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), signed a subcontract with the U.S.-licensed global architecture and engineering (A&E) company Miyamoto International, Inc. to improve the transport logistics infrastructure and modernize Ukraine’s border crossing points. 

Miyamoto, which has an engineering team of about 128 professionals located in their Ukraine office, will provide design and quality assurance for ERA’s construction work to improve Ukrainian border crossing points (BCP). 

“The modernization of Ukraine’s border crossing points holds great significance in the face of the logistics challenges facing Ukraine’s grain exports. Miyamoto brings years of experience, necessary expertise, and professionals here in Ukraine, and I am confident that our collaboration will be successful and yield meaningful results that will not only enhance Ukraine’s economic development but also support global food security”, says Timothy Madigan, ERA’s Chief of Party. 

Within the framework of the signed contract, Miyamoto will complete the feasibility, Technical Economic Justification, pre-design documentation for designing new cargo terminals, and pre-design and post-design services as needed for the nine high-priority BCPs being supported under ERA in western Ukraine. 

“For the economic development of the country, especially now, when the country is at war, the opportunity for export is extremely important, and as a result, the inflow of currency. Therefore, we, the Miyamoto Ukraine team, consciously acknowledge the existing challenges in export logistics and will do everything in our power to achieve successful implementation of the border crossing points modernization activity. In the Miyamoto Ukraine team are highly qualified engineers work, so we are confident that we will propose new and effective solutions and proudly execute this important project for Ukraine,” says Pavlo Pokhalchuk, General Director of Miyamoto International Ukraine says , emphasizing the significance of upgrading border crossing points in Ukraine. 

Miyamoto International has official representation in 27 countries worldwide. The company has 20 years of experience gained globally, including in the United States, Japan, Mexico, Afghanistan, and Indonesia, which will be valuable in the modernization of transport and logistics infrastructure at Ukraine’s BCPs within the cooperation with USAID ERA. 

In Ukraine, Miyamoto International Ukraine began its operations in September 2022. Since then, specialists from Miyamoto International Ukraine have: 

  • Conducted inspections and assessed the scale of destruction of more than 30,000 ruined objects. 
  • Participated in joint projects with international charitable organizations to rebuild more than 5,000 objects and continue work in seven regions of Ukraine (Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kherson, Chernihiv). 
  • Inspected over 100 educational institutions where work on shelter arrangements and building restoration has started, is ongoing, or has been completed. 

Miyamoto International Ukraine has also initiated active collaboration with the State Agency for Restoration and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine, as well as regional and military administrations in various parts of the country. 

Currently, the engineers of Miyamoto International Ukraine are engaged in the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities and towns that have suffered from Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine. 

Background: USAID, through the Economic Resilience Activity (ERA), is upgrading Ukraine’s border crossing points (BCPs) with Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, and Slovakia to improve grain export logistics. 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.