If everything goes according to the plan, the facility is scheduled to be completed in 2016. On Tuesday, May 21, this was announced by the head of the Directorate for the Construction of the Beskid Tunnel Volodymyr Harlan during a meeting with the Head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Oleksandr Ledyda.
Last week, during the regular session of the Transcarpathian Regional Council, the members gave special permission for use of mineral resources in Skotar village council of Volovets district. This is one of the necessary conditions for the start of the construction of a new double-track Beskid tunnel.
– The project is funded by the EBRD and the railway. It has already passed the required examination in Kyiv. We agreed on the project with the Ministry of Transport, "UZ" and at the Scientific and Technical Council of the Ministry of the Regional Development. Currently, we are waiting for approval from the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economy. The construction of the tunnel will be carried out using modern Austrian technologies, – Volodymyr Harlan said.
The old tunnel will be closed down. It will serve as emergency exit in case of unforeseen situations (it will be connected with old passage ways).
Preparatory work is currently performed in Lviv and Transcarpathian regions.