The analytical module of the portal "Transparent Infrastructure" will allow every Ukrainian to monitor online the road industry, - Volodymyr Omelyan
On July 31, 2019 voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative - CoST (Construction Sector Transparency Initiative) together with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and the State Agency for Electronic Governance, presented an interactive module on the status of implementation of infrastructure projects in Ukraine.
An interactive module was developed by CoST Ukraine experts with the support of the USAID / UK aid project “Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS”. The tool is available on the Transparent Infrastructure portal at http://portal.costukraine.org/zviti/.
“Since 2016, CoST has been a reliable partner of the Ministry of Infrastructure in the field of road monitoring. We have created a Road Fund, decentralized Ukravtodor, and transfer significant financial resources to the regions on the repair of roads. That is why the issue of independent professional control is one of the most important for the development of the road network in Ukraine. The analytical module will allow every Ukrainian to monitor the road industry online”, - Volodymyr Omelyan said.
Natalya Forsyuk, Director of CoST Ukraine, is convinced that ensuring transparency and accountability during the construction and repair of the road infrastructure should be a priority for Ukraine.
What kind of information you can find on the portal
About the market: the roadwork market in regions, classification of roads and type of works by the amount of contracts concluded.
About contractors: the distribution of contract amounts between contractors.
About the cost of one kilometer of roadwork for different categories of roads and types of work.
The module is developed on the basis of open data on the construction and repair of public roads.
To whom the portal can be interesting
The analytical module will be interesting both for contractors, as it allows to see the procurement of roadworks and find out information about competitors, and civil society, as it gives possibility to monitor the efficiency of use of public funds during the implementation of infrastructure projects and identify corruption risks.
The analytical module was created as part of the victory of the CoST Ukraine initiative in the Open Data Challenge competition, which is carried out with the support of the USAID / UK aid project "Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS".
William Turner, Government Adviser at the British Embassy in Ukraine, comments: "To open up data is one of the way to counteract corruption in the infrastructure As part of the TAPAS project, we are pleased to support the Government of Ukraine in opening up data and related initiatives that create solutions based on this data".
Garth Willis, the representative of the USAID Office, added: "Transparent information about infrastructure means more money for safer roads and less money for corruption schemes - the anti-corruption influence is obvious here. In addition, open data in the transport sector is an opportunity to analyze and promote the best services for citizens. What roads need to be repaired? How much funds is allocated for this? How these funds will be spent? All this is information that citizens should know. Investment in every kilometer of new roads is an investment in personal safety and infrastructure development".