Romania seeks to double transit capacity for Ukrainian grain

Romania seeks to double transit capacity for Ukrainian grain

In the near future, Romania will double its transit capacity for grain coming from Ukraine from 2 million tons to 4 million tons per month.

This was announced by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Romania, Sorin Grindianu, Ukrinform reports with reference to Romania-Insider.

It is noted that sea and railway routes are provided to this end. According to Grindyanu, the Sulina Channel is the only alternative for sea transportation.

He promised to "optimize" - within the framework of an EU-funded project worth EUR 18 million - the use of the Sulina Channel, where Ukraine's Danube ports are located.

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In the medium term, Minister Grindianu is talking about a EUR1 billioninvestment in the rail link of the port of Constanta and more investment in road and rail infrastructure projects, which are critical to the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, on August 10, 2023, Ukraine announced new temporary routes for merchant vessels heading to/from the Black Sea seaports of Ukraine, but throughout all routes there remains a military threat and mine danger posed by the Russian Federation.

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