Yu. Tymoshenko: The government intends to attract 20 billion UAH on a construction of roads

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The government intends to attract this year 20 billion UAH under the state guarantees on a construction of roads of the first category of the state value. It was declared by the prime minister - the minister Yulia Timoshenko at selector meeting with governors, the correspondent of RBC - Ukraine reports.

According to Yu. Tymoshenko, the situation with financing of a construction of roads this year is worse, than in the past.

"This year there was a situation according to which Ukraine has to return 1,61 billion UAH of the credits. As a whole, in 2008 it is attracted by only 0,8 billion UAH of the loans under state guarantees while last year, this sum made 4,6 billion UAH", - she noted.

Thus the prime minister - the minister declared that in the current year from the state budget 9,6 billion UAH while in the past this sum made 7,4 billion UAH

are allocated for roads

In too time she emphasized that the Cabinet categorically doesn't suit a condition of highways which at the moment exists in Ukraine. "In 17 years of independence, the condition of highways in Ukraine leaves much to be desired. And that highways demand reforming it is obvious", - she noted.

Besides, she also noted that highways of the first category in Ukraine are absent in general.

According to Yu. Tymoshenko, level of financing of highways remains at unseemly level. "If in Russia 12,2 thousand are spent for one sq.km of the road dale. in Ukraine they are 5. In such state it is impossible to leave this situation", - the prime minister - the minister noted.

Besides Yu. Tymoshenko isn't happy with a list of financial resources on construction and repair of highways in areas. "Fixed funds are allocated for roads in November - December when it is already impossible to carry out repair and construction works on roads", - she noted.

Yu. Tymoshenko declared that intends to change such practice. "It agrees with changes in the state budget the current year, the government intends to direct 100% of transport collecting for reorganization of roads of municipal property", - she added.

Thus it noted that the local government has today no legislative levers for attraction of financial resources of the state budget on financing of local roads.

We will remind, today the prime minister - the minister Yu.Timoshenk


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