USAID ERA supplies ICT equipment to rail border crossing points in Volyn, Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi Oblasts 

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
15 March 2024

USAID’s Economic Resilience Activity (USAID ERA) has provided 103 pieces of ICT equipment to four rail border crossing points (BCPs) located in Volyn, Lviv, Zakarpattia, and Chernivtsi Oblasts, operated by JSC Ukrzaliznytsia (UZ). The ICT equipment and supplies, which have all since been put into operation, include printers, laptops, monobloc computers, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). 

They will increase the BCPs’ capacity for processing cargo movement, and will greatly enhance the day-to-day operations of the BCP and the positive experience of its users. To ensure cargo movement continues during power shutdowns, ERA also provided these BCPs with 50kw generators. This assistance is aimed at increasing the efficiency and accessibility of logistics routes for the export of Ukrainian goods. Improving logistics processes not only optimizes the rail’s operations, but also facilitates more efficient exports of Ukrainian goods, including grain, which is vital for boosting Ukraine’s economy and global food security. 

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.