The State Road Administration has signed an agreement with the Ukrainian company LLC Automagistral-Pivden to rehabilitate 85 km of national road M3, which connects Moldova’s southernmost point Giurgiulesti to Chisinau. The rehabilitation will involve two stretches of the road: from Comrat municipality to Svetli village, and from Ciumai village to the bypass road of Slobozia Mare village.
“With the rehabilitation of this road completed, businesses will have smaller transportation costs and shorter delivery times. Also, people will be able to get faster to their destinations, while ambulances and other emergency services will improve their response times”, stated Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Chiril Gaburici after the agreement was signed.
The Ukrainian company’s director Mykola Tymofeiev assured the work will be done even faster than the agreed deadline. “We are the first Ukrainian contractor to get to repair a Moldovan road. With the agreement signed, we pledge to carry out the work following high quality standards”.
The agreement, with funding from EBRD, is for 30 million euros. The rehabilitation is expected to take 36 months, plus 12 months for amending any potential faults.