In March 2023, the EU-funded EU4IBM project handed over four technical reports and four Facility Passports to the State Customs Service of Ukraine, with conclusions and proposals on the need to take measures, perform major and/or current repairs of buildings or other infrastructure to enable safe and more efficient operation of road border crossing points (BCPs).
The passportisation of BCPs, a special evaluation of assets and constructions, was initiated back in 2021. Chop (Tysa), Porubne, Rava Ruska, and Mohyliv-Podilsky BCPs were selected by the State Customs Service of Ukraine for this assessment exercise. In 2022, despite all the complications caused by the full-scale russian aggression against Ukraine, the passportisation process was completed successfully.
Upon the endorsement of all 4 technical reports at the first stage, the supplier company issued the so-called Facility Passports, in accordance with the law and regulatory requirements of Ukraine. All passports of infrastructural objects comply with the construction facility passport template approved by the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine.
The State Customs Service of Ukraine will further use the technical reports to design the methodology and instruments required for the BCP assets management system, centralization and digitalization of budgetary and asset management processes, including development of standards, strategic planning, BCP infrastructure development, and contribution to the quality of border and customs control procedures enforcement.