Less than one month before the end of 2018, four regions of Ukraine have not spent more than 69% of the funds that were allocated to them from the Road Fund on financing repair of local roads. The regions that have spent the least amounts are the Luhansk, Odesa, Ternopil, and Mykolaiv regions, the CFTS portal reports.
According to infographics from the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Luhansk region had spent only 46% of the money from the Road Fund on repair of roads as of November 30 (it had spent 42% as of the end of October), the Odesa region had spent 57% (55% as of the end of October), the Ternopil region 64% (54% as of the end of October), and the Mykolaiv region 69% (52% as of the end of October).
The Zakarpattia region was included on the list of regions that had spent 52% of the money from the Road Fund on repair of roads in October, but this region increased the pace of repair of local roads in November, when it spent 74% of the funds that were transferred to it from the Road Fund.
The only region that spent 100% of the money that was transferred to it from the Road Fund on road repairs is the Khmelnytskyi region. The Vinnytsia region spent 98%, the Chernihiv region 97%, the Zaporizhia region 94%, the Lviv region 92%, the Kharkiv region 92%, and the Dnipropetrovsk region 91%.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, decentralization of the road sector came into effect in Ukraine on January 1, 2018. As a result, the State Road Service (Ukravtodor) is now responsible for only 50,000 kilometers of roads. The remaining 123,000 kilometers of the country's road network have been transferred to the regions, with guaranteed allocation of 35% of the Road Fund’s revenues to them.