USAID ERA supported pavement repair and other improvements begin at priority road border crossing points 

BCP Renovation and Reconstruction
11 March 2024

Subcontractors for USAID’s Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) have begun pavement repair and miscellaneous improvement work at a key road border crossing point (BCP) in Volyn Oblast on Ukraine’s border with Poland. Later in March, work will also begin at two BCPs in Zakarpattia Oblast and one BCP in Chernivtsi Oblast on Ukraine’s borders with Hungary, Slovakia, and Romania. The work involves repairing damaged pavements, stormwater slotted drains, and canopy cover over the checkpoints, and painting the barriers and metal fence, placement of traffic lane lines and markings, and replacing security fences. 

Earlier this year, the USAID ERA partially replaced old modular buildings at four priority BCPs, some of which will be used as offices for employees of the State Customs and Border Guard Services of Ukraine. Road signs have been replaced, water barricades and waste sorting bins and commercial scales have been installed at some of the BCPs to speed up customs procedures. 

The USAID ERA support is aimed at improving the infrastructure of the BCPs to ensure their stable and efficient operations. Improved border conditions and functionality will positively impact the experience at the BCPs, including improving the border crossing experience of drivers and companies engaged in international trade.

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.