KIEV, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Ukraine will build a "dry port" in the western Zakarpattia region to boost grain exports to the European Union (EU), local authorities said Thursday.
The multimodal logistics hub, Horonda Platform, to be built in the village of Horonda will be implemented by Italian investors, the Zakarpattia Regional State Administration said in a statement on Facebook.
The "dry port" will include warehouses, containers for grain and sunflower oil, as well as infrastructure for reloading goods from the Ukrainian broad-gauge railway to European narrow-gauge railway lines.
Kiev is striving to increase the exports of grain and other goods via alternative routes after the Black Sea grain deal collapsed.
Ukraine exported about 58 million tons of grain and oilseeds in the 2022-2023 marketing year, which ended on June 30, according to the Ukrainian Grain Association. ■