Ukraine- Poland border checkpoints to open by end of 2013

22 August 2013 10:03
KYIV (QHA) - Ukraine and Poland are planning to open two border checkpoints in the fourth quarter of 2013, in particular, the Uhryniv-Dolhobyczow and Hrushiv-Budomierz crossings. Ukrainian Prime Minister Nykolay Azarov said this at a government meeting on Wednesday, Ukrinform reports. "It is planned to open the Uhryniv-Dolhobyczow and Hrushiv-Budomierz crossings on the Ukrainian-Polish border in the fourth quarter of the year. The Hrushiv-Budomierz international automobile checkpoint will be a modern one not only on the Ukrainian-Polish border, but also along the entire eastern border of Poland. Its capacity will be about 3,000 vehicles per day, it will help relieve other checkpoints on the Ukrainian-Polish border," - stated Azarov. Azarov also mentioned construction of a unique Beskydsky Tunnel, which is part of the fifth pan-European transport corridor Trieste-Ljubljana-Budapest-Uzhgorod-Lviv-Kyiv-Moscow, had already begun. The tunnel will be nearly two kilometers long, he added.