Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that a new bridge over the Dniester River on the border with Moldova is expected to boost exports via the neighbouring country. “Ukrainian exporters will have a convenient route to Southeast Europe, and the volume of goods exported will increase,” the government press service quoted Schmehl as saying on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Schmihl said that Ukraine had given the go-ahead for the construction of the bridge on day one. It will become a key element of the transport corridor between Kyiv and Chisinau. He stressed the importance of agricultural exports for Ukraine, saying that the country has supplied more than 40 million tons of food abroad from January to July this year.
In June, Ukraine and Moldova signed an agreement to build a bridge that would replace ferry services on the Dniester River. The 1,400-meter-long bridge will have two lanes and footpaths on both sides.