International Airport "Uzhgorod" will receive a new life (PHOTOS)
This year, the airport of Uzhgorod received UAH 800 thousand from the regional budget, including 80 thousand for current repair of the runway asphalt pavement, which is currently ongoing.
The deputy head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Mykhailo Rivis inspected the work progress during the visiting meeting on the functioning of the international airport.
- The regional authorities will make every effort for the proper functioning of the airport, safety of transportation. We plan to bring Uzhgorod airport to international standards. We aim to take aircrafts of different companies, revive international flights. We will do everything to implement these plans, to make Uzhgorod airport a part of not only Ukrainian, but also international aviation industry - Mykhailo Rivis says.
According to the acting head of the Department of Housing and Infrastructure of the RSA Eduard Malyar, Uzhgorod Airport is unable to maintain and develop its infrastructure on its own. To preserve it and to ensure its finctioning, there is the Program to improve the functioning of the airport for 2013-2016.
The lion's share of the money - 575,000 UAH - was allocated for the production design and estimate documentation for reconstruction of the airport and its comprehensive state examination. This enabled to include the project for restoration of the airport infrastructure in the list of projects that can be implemented at the expense of the state Regional Development Fund in 2016.
This project involves the renovation and extension of the runway, construction of a fence along the perimeter of the airfield, construction of engineering structures. UAH 47 million is needed for the implementation of this project, including UAH 42 million from the State Regional Development Fund and UAH 4.7 million as co-financing from the regional budget amount.