Up to UAH 26 billion will be allocated for financing repair of roads of national importance in 2020.

The head of the State Road Agency (Ukravtodor), Oleksandr Kubrakov, announced this this in an interview with the Liga publication, the CFTS portal reports.

Asked how the UAH 73 billion that was allocated for road infrastructure will be distributed next year, Kubrakov replied, “It is already less. There was an amendment to the excise tax during the vote on the state budget. Therefore, UAH 7.7 billion will be subtracted. The remaining amount is a little more than UAH 65 billion."

"If you subtract payments on external debt obligations and maintenance, about UAH 25-26 billion remains for financing repair of state roads," he said.

As reported earlier, Ukraine’s Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi recently announced that the state budget for 2020 allocated UAH 73.7 billion for financing the road infrastructure.

Later, the amount of UAH 73 billion was announced during the presentation of the Ministry of Infrastructure’s plans for next year and the next five years.

Before then, it was announced that UAH 74.4 billion could be spent on repair and construction of roads next year, of which UAH 38 billion could be spent on development of the road network and the maintenance of public roads of national importance.

As reported earlier, the state budget for 2019 allocated UAH 48 billion to Ukravtodor. Of this amount, UAH 39.5 billion was intended for construction and repair of roads and UAH 8.5 billion for fulfilling Ukravtodor’s debt obligations.

The State Road Fund also announced UAH 69.7 billion for 2020. However, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklyi said during a visit to the Lviv region on November 28 that the state road fund would amount to UAH 66 billion. The 2019 state budget allocated about UAH 50 billion to the Road Fund.