The Ukrainian gas transmission system can be upgraded in 7 years, and on it it is required 3 billion dollars.
In interview to journalists I told about itrepresentative of the president of Ukraineconcerning the international energy security Bogdan Sokolovsky on Monday in Kiev, reports "Interfax - Ukraine".
According to him, on that to lead domestic GTS to the European standards, will leave "from two to seven years".
Sokolovsky noted that modernization assumes, including, and "replacement of all park" compressor stations that will help to make transportation of gas of more transparent.
Answering a question, how many it is necessary means for GTS modernization, Sokolovsky told: "About 3 billion dollars. But it not exact figure".
Sokolovsky noted that exact calculations will be made in the next few days after creation of the joint working groups.
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Investments for modernization of the Ukrainian GTS will be allocated at accurate guarantees from Kiev to carry out system modernization according to EU requirements.
European commission and international financial institutionsintend to fix formally such guarantees in the final declaration which will be signed following the results of conference, I told "Interfax" on the eve of conference a source in EK.
"The purpose (conferences) - accurate obligations (from Kiev): if reforms are carried out according to EU requirements, money will be allocated", - told a source.
The European Commission representative and called the declaration which the parties intend to sign, - "The declaration on reforms".
According to him, negotiations concerning carrying out conference took place very difficult as many parties including the international financial institutions were involved.
"Obligations from the Ukrainian party concerning implementation of this program for transparency and transit improvement are necessary to us. That happened in January, shouldn't repeat again", - the interlocutor of agency told.
He also specified that the program of increase in efficiency of the Ukrainian GTS is calculated on 7 years, however it has to be implemented so that not to affect at all on transit of hectare