Modernization of Russia's Transport Infrastructure Will Cost 6.3 Trillion Rubles
OREANDA-NEWS A plan for the development of the Russian main infrastructure involves investments of 6.3 trillion rubles. It is 15% less than the original proposal. This was announced by the head of the Ministry of transport Yevgeny Dietrich following the meeting of the Presidium of the presidential Council for strategic development and national projects.
"In General, it is planned to send 6.3 trillion rubles to the main plan within six years, respectively, 1.57 trillion rubles — these are the measures provided earlier in the program; 1.45 trillion rubles — these are funds that are allocated additionally for the implementation of this plan. And about 3 trillion rubles are private investments that will be directed to the implementation of projects," he said.
The Minister stressed that the plan as a whole has already been approved, but there is still a "number of forks". For example, earlier it is necessary to shift the financing of the Moscow railway junction, said Dietrich.
In late August, the head of the Ministry of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin sent Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev a draft plan, which in the May decree instructed to develop President Vladimir Putin. The first version of the plan provided funding in the amount of 6.8 trillion rubles., from the Federal budget for these purposes should take less than half.
In total, the project Department has made hundreds of transport infrastructure. In the initial version, 690 projects were indicated: 155 of them are related to air traffic, mainly the reconstruction of small regional airports throughout the country, 296 projects are included in the section "Road infrastructure", most of them are the reconstruction and construction of existing Federal highways, there are also projects for the construction of new bridges and roads.
Inland water transport was given 38 projects (these are hydraulic structures in river basins), marine — 98 projects, railway — 104 (construction of high-speed and high-speed highways and modernization of existing routes). For example, in the list of the Ministry of Economic Development there are projects of high — speed highways Moscow — Kazan and Yekaterinburg-Chelyabinsk, as well as high-speed highway from Krasnodar to Grozny and further to Makhachkala. The plan also included the development of the Baikal-Amur and TRANS-Siberian Railways.
To ensure investment in infrastructure, the government decided to establish a special development Fund. According to the first Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, this budget Fund will start operating in 2019.