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Talis Linkaits: Next year also additional EUR 75 mln are needed for road repairs

BC, Vilnius, 27.07.2020.Print version
This year additional EUR 75 miln were allocated for road repairs, and the same sum should be earmarked also in next year's budget, said Transport Minister Talis Linkaits (New Conservative Party, JKP) in an interview with LETA.

Speaking about the EUR 75 mln allocated in April, Linkaits said that the procurement processes are ongoing and the first repairs have been started. Also, repairs planned in the basic budget are being conducted, and drivers have to deal with inconveniences.

"I believe that support for road repairs should also be provided in next year's budget because the economy will still be unstable," said Linkaits.

As reported, in order to promote economic recovery during the Covid-19 crisis, the government in April decided to allocate up to 75 mln for road infrastructure projects.

The Transport Ministry has requests EUR 145.52 mln for its priority measures in the 2021 budget. The ministry has defined three priority measures for 2021 - subsidies to providers of public transport services, finaning for railway public infrastructure and roads.

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