Funded by international banks, Ukrainian post will start to build new sorting hubs in 2021
Ukrainian national post, Ukrposhta, plans to start building 600,000 square meters of mail and package sorting centers in 2021, according to Igor Suhodubovsky, head of Construction for the company.
He revealed the state post plans at the logistics conference held on December 8.
In particular, Ukrposhtaplans to build 62 depots and eight sorting hubs. The hubs will be based in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Odesa, Khmelnytskyi, and Pokrovsk (Donetsk region).
“At the first stage of the project, it is planned to build four hubs and one depot in Ivano-Frankivsk,” Sukhodubovsky said. The first tenders will be announced in the coming days, he added.
As reported, in October, the Ukrainian government approved the EUR63 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the implementation of projects of Ukrposhta JSC – “Logistic Network” and “Rural Branch. This project is aimed at building three automated sorting centers and launching up to 1.9 thousand mobile branches. The Construction of sorting infrastructure is also co-financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with a loan of EUR30 million.