Peter Siarto and Volodymyr Chubirko signed a statement of intent for the development of border areas
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Peter Siarto and the Chairman of the Transcarpathian Regional Council Volodymyr Chubirko signed a statement of intent for the development of border areas.
Thus, the parties agreed on the following priority projects:
The Hungarian party assumes the costs of commissioning the new road and checkpoint, infrastructure for a joint border control on the Hungarian side between the villages of Velyks Palad (Ukraine) and Nagyhodos (Hungary). These costs are planned within the framework of the European Union development in 2014-2020. Transcarpathian region is committed to repair the stretch of the road leading to the checkpoint on the Ukrainian side by the end of 2015. Also, the Hungarian side will consider options to raise funds of the European Union for the implementation of future development projects.
The parties support the continuation of joint development projects under the "Efficient and secure borders between Hungary and Ukraine" program. The most important element of this project is significant expansion of the international automobile checkpoint "Luzhanka - Beregsurany" in order to increase the cargo flow.
Parties shall make efforts to attract funding sources to build the bypass road around the city of Beregovo, which is important in terms of support of relations between Ukraine, including Transcarpathian region, and Hungary and the European Union.
In the interest of establishing transport communication between the village of Badalovo (Ukraine) and the village of Satmarczeke (Hungary), the Hungarian party, according to the prepared expert opinion, proposes to build a new bridge instead of the originally planned ferry. In order to implement the said plan, the parties will hold further consultations, during which both the technical feasibility of the project and sources of funding from EU programs will be considered.
The parties shall consult regularly in order to introduce rail traffic between the cities of Mukachevo (Ukraine) and the city of Budapest (Hungary) on the existing narrow gauge and bus routes Beregovo -Nyíregyháza and Uzhgorod - Nyíregyháza.