The project is financed by European Investment Bank and aims at reducing the incidence of road deaths in the country.
Poor safety standards on Ukrainian roads are resulting in unacceptable loss of human life and injuries, and material damage equivalent to an annual loss in the range of EUR 4 billion or 3.3% of annual GDP (World Bank, Deaths on Wheels). The official number of road deaths in Ukraine is officially around 6,000 per year (2013) but is probably up to 30% higher due to underreporting. The fatality rate for Ukraine of 18 per 100,000 population is 3 times higher than the EU average.
To address this objective, EIB prepared the road safety program for Ukraine covering two major components: safer roads and safer road user.
The Component I (Safer Roads) shall address road design issues, namely the integration of safety requirements, building the capacity of a Ukrainian Road Agency, Ukravtodor, in road accident analysis and road safety audits, but also the overall road safety management. The Component II (Safer Road Users) shall concentrate on the implementation of targeted road safety campaigns, evaluating their impact and awareness.
The consortium formed by Egis, Expertise France and CIVI POL Conseil is in charge of modernization and safety improvement at the road network in Ukraine.
Within the frames of this assignment Egis shall provide the following services: