The government of Ukraine intends to spend over UAH 40 billion on repair of roads in 2018. Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion announced this during presentation of truck scales on Sofiivska Square in Kyiv on Monday, the CFTS correspondent reports.

"The government will plan more than UAH 40 billion for next year. I hope we will receive parliamentary support," the deputy prime minister said.

He also said that the government allocated UAH 26 billion for repair and reconstruction of roads this year.

As reported, it was announced at the end of last year that UAH 35 billion would be spent on road repairs in 2017.

"At the beginning of this year, when we were promised UAH 35 billion in funding, we expected to build about 2,500 kilometers of roads. Since funding did not reach the planned amount – in in fact we have over UAH 20 billion – our forecast is 2,000 [kilometers of] roads at the end of the year," Minister of Infrastructure Volodymyr Omelian said.