Repairing Essential Logistics Infrastructure & Network Connectivity (RELINC) Project (WB-P180318)

  • Ukraine
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Feb 8, 2023
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Government of Ukraine
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  • Construction
  • Humanitarian Response
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 585.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 6, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Dec 23, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the bank's disclosure, the development objectives of Repairing Essential Logistics Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (RELINC) Project is to provide the means for mitigating the immediate impact that disrupted transport networks have on Ukraine’s population and economy.
This project has two components. The first component, 1) Lifeline road connections, has the following sub-components: (i) Modular bridges needed to restore damaged bridge connections; (ii) Materials required for urgent road and artificial structures repairs and winter access; and (iii) Enhancement to western road Border Crossing Points to mitigate impacts of Black Sea disruption.
The second component, 2) Lifeline rail connections, has the following sub-components: (i) Flatbed wagon production to increase containerized transport capacity; (ii) Materials, components, and equipment for repair of vital rail lines; (iii) Rolling stock for operational efficiency; and (iv) Materials, equipment, and modular bridges for damaged rail bridge repairs.

Investment Description
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World Bank Team Leaders:

Dominic Pasquale Patella - Senior Transport Specialist
Sevara Melibaeva
- Lead Transport Specialist, Program Leader
Yevhen Bulakh
- Transport Specialist

Implementing agencies -

Ministry of Communities Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine:

Iryna Kucheruk - Director International Department Cooperation and Investment


Irina Kucheruk - Deputy Head, Department for International Cooperation


Volodymyr Shemayev - Deputy Director of Investment


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