Dmitry Medvedev noted that the situation with roads in the Crimea over the past decade was “breath-taking”. The Prime Minister announced that the Russian government is “not without problems” could find 100 billion rubles for the construction of four-lane highway “Tauris” from Kerch to Sevastopol.
A meeting on developing roads in the Crimea
“Last week, we are not without problems and some of the discussions at the meeting I found the necessary funding for the construction of roads in full”, — said Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting in Sevastopol, RIA Novosti reported.
The Prime Minister stressed that we are talking about a large amount of money, which “requires the most careful attention”. The maximum price “Tauris”, he noted, will not be subject to adjustment.
In addition, the Prime Minister demanded from the authorities of the Crimea to report on how money is spent, allocated for the construction of roads on the Peninsula, and what is being done in the region in order to prevent theft. “Unfortunately, this is also happening”, he said.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the authorities with great difficulty are seeking funding for the development of the road network throughout Ukraine, but in Crimea “is really 25 years old no money in it.” “Therefore, since money come here, they need to have been rationally spent,” — said Medvedev, referring to the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov and Governor of Sevastopol Sergey meniailo.
The Prime Minister said that this year to repair most problem areas of the Crimean roads, budgeted at 8.5 billion rubles. He also reminded that earlier it was decided to allocate additional 4.5 billion rubles Republic of Crimea and 500 million rubles — to the Sevastopol.
The new four-lane highway “Tavrida” with a length of over 300 kilometers will connect Kerch, where it will build a bridge across the Strait, Simferopol and Sevastopol. Construction should be completed by 2020.