Ukraine to Build Airport Rail Link

6 September 2010 (Last Updated September 6th, 2010 18:30)

Boryspil International Airport in Ukraine has entered into an agreement with CMEC General Machinery Import & Export Company to build a rail link to connect the airport with the city of Kyiv. Ukraine will receive a fund of $1bn for the construction of 8km of railway from Kyiv to the

Boryspil International Airport in Ukraine has entered into an agreement with CMEC General Machinery Import & Export Company to build a rail link to connect the airport with the city of Kyiv.

Ukraine will receive a fund of $1bn for the construction of 8km of railway from Kyiv to the airport and four passenger buildings, as well as provision for electric trains to the railway.

Member of Parliament Vladyslav Kaskiv said the railway network will help avert the transport collapse in the direction of Boryspil, which is expected to happen in two years.

The Ukrainian Cabinet approved the construction of the railway network, which will take place between 2010 and 2012.

Kaskiv said the construction of the railway is one of ten national projects the head of state approved for top priority realisation, according to the Ukrainian News Agency.