Ukraine to open a "dry port" to export grain to Europe in western Horonda
Ukrainian authorities in the western Horonda will open a "dry port" for grain, which will be exported to the EU countries.
The head of the local administration Victor Mykyta reported the news on his Facebook page.
"A multimodal logistics hub for grain exports to the EU countries will appear in Transcarpathia. On the implementation of the project "Horonda Platform" in the village of Goronda Mukachevo district work together with Italian investors," he said.
The leadership held a working meeting with partners on the prospects for developing the initiative to create a "dry port," which will ensure the storage and export of agricultural products.
"The emergence of such a land grain corridor in our region is a priority task of national importance. This project is especially important in war conditions. We are grateful for the great trust in the country's leadership and international investors," Viktor Mykyta emphasized.
The logistics hub will contribute to developing the state's export potential and allow local agricultural producers to expand foreign markets, strengthening the image of Transcarpathia as a reliable partner in implementing such large-scale initiatives.
The project assures the creation of opportunities for the transshipment of agricultural products from a wide gauge to a narrow one, the appearance of warehouses, and providing the center with containers for grain, sunflower oil, etc.
The initiative will create more than 200 new jobs.
Italian companies participating in the project stressed their interest in strengthening communication with the Ukrainian side in socio-economic, legal, and other aspects. The launch and operation of such a hub are promising for each party.
As of November 10, 71.5 million tons of grain of the new harvest were threshed in Ukraine: 51.3 million tons of grain and 20.2 million tons of oilseeds.