Republican road fund deficit is likely to retain until 2020

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September 25, 2017 11:24

The state programme for the development and maintenance of highways for 2017-2020 estimates preliminary costs at USD 2.8 billion; it envisages expansion of the toll network. Despite the planned increase in the proceeds from individuals for admission of vehicles to traffic and the overall increase in revenues of the republican road fund by 27% by 2020 (to BYN 674 million), the state’s annual subsidies for the Republican Road Fund deficit would be at least USD 50 million.

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