25 Nov 2022 10:52

Russian govt allocates two bln rubles to repair roads in Crimea

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Nov 25 (Interfax) - The Russian government plans to allocate two billion rubles to Crimea from the country's reserve fund in order to repair over 57 km of significantly important regional, inter-municipal and local public roadways, including the street and road network of Crimea's municipalities, the government's press service said, citing the instruction of the Cabinet of Ministers.

"Two billion rubles will be allocated from the reserve fund of the Cabinet of Ministers in order to repair the roads in Crimea (...). Additional funding will allow repairing 16.1 km of inter-municipal roads, as well as streets and roads totaling 41.5 km in 50 settlements, including Kerch, Yalta, Feodosiya, Saki, Belogorsk and others," according to the press service.

The press service specifies that the repair work is part of the government program "Developing of the transportation system".

According to the instruction, the Federal Road Transport Agency (Rosavtodor) has been instructed to conclude an agreement on providing for an inter-budgetary transfer of two billion rubles to Crimea, and to oversee the efficient use of the funds.

Following an earlier meeting on the socio-economic development of Crimea and Sevastopol, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to allocate additional funds for the reconstruction and overhaul of roads in 2022.