Next year for the construction of roads will allocate UAH 44 billion

В следующем году на строительство дорог выделят 44 млрд грн

Road next year to Finance a record amount.

Construction of roads is one of the key priorities of the state budget in 2018, the road sector will be allocated 44 billion hryvnia, said in an interview with the Correspondent the Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine Serhiy Marchenko.

“Key priorities are roads: 44 billion UAH will be allocated for road maintenance. Of these, 32 billion UAH — through the Road Fund, which should start to work. Not fully, of course — yet only 50% of the fuel excise tax should it go”, – said Marchenko.

According to him, the Ministry of Finance have questions on the efficiency of use of funds allocated for road construction.

“If the aim was to make commitments to build specific sections of roads, despite the availability of funds, it would be easier and more efficient. Then we wouldn’t be talking about the budget for the road — UAH 44 billion or 32 billion And would say that we for three years have the task to repair such roads, which for Ukraine are key. This would avoid issues of corruption in the road sector,” – says Marchenko.

At the same time, the Ministry of Finance opposes the continuation in 2018 customs of the experiment, when funds from perevypolnenie plan for customs was directed to the construction of roads.

“We see some risks in this, but the Parliament wants to extend the experiment. We will discuss with members how it’s appropriate to do,” said the Deputy Minister.

The full interview Marchenko read in No. 35 of the journal Correspondent.

We will remind that in Ukraine the construction of toll roads in the next 3-4 years will not.

Ukravtodor has signed contracts for the overhaul of roads in the Ukrainian-Polish border with two Polish companies – Drog-Bud Sp.z.o.o. and Unibep S. A.