However, even with proper management, there is little money available to properly fund road construction.
Much of Ukravtodor’s budget comes in the form of grants from foreign lenders like the European Bank for Regional Development and the World Bank, who pay for maintenance of the largest highways.
But Ukravtodor has been consistently accused of corruption in tenders, raising questions of how effectively the donor money is being used.
The problem appears to be rooted in Ukrdorinvest, the division of the organization that handles foreign funding. One engineer who works on Ukravtodor contracts told Kyiv Post that the investment division’s office “looks like Goldman Sachs.” He would not give his name as he wasn’t authorized to speak to the press.
Kyiv Post requested comments from Ukravtodor on its investment division’s work. The company didn’t respond.