Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a directive on subsidies and inter-budgetary transfers for financing transport infrastructure in the Crimea. In total, more than RUB 7 billion (USD 196 million) will be directed toward these purposes, RBK Daily reports.
According to the text of the directive, RUB 4.430 billion (USD 124 million) has been allocated to the Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor). The money will be transferred into the budgets of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to "facilitate road operations on public roads of regional or inter-municipal importance and public roads of local importance in 2014."
The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) will receive RUB 707 million (USD 19.8 million) for ensuring accessibility of air transportation of passengers to Simferopol and back, as well as for construction and overhaul of facilities at the Simferopol airport. RUB 1.178 billion (USD 33 million) will be allocated to the Federal Rail Transport Agency (Roszheldor) for financing the operations of the Crimean Railways state enterprise. The Federal Sea and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) will receive RUB 470 million (USD 13.2 million) for financing reconstruction of facilities for a combined train-car ferry at the Kerch seaport.
The Russian Transport Ministry will receive RUB 300 million (USD 8.4 million). This money will be provided to the Olympic Games Transport Directorate for organizing transportation of passengers in the 2014 tourist season.