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27 December 2018, 13:34

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LPR road maintenance budget increases 2.5 times year-on-year - Pasechnik

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LUGANSK, December 27 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic allocated more than 200 million rubles for road maintenance in 2018, a 2.5 increase year-on-year, LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik said in an interview to the Lugansk Media Centre.

“It’s very hard to repair in a year the roads and bridges that have been breaking up for decades and are continuing to break up under deliberate fire; their principle is “if I can’t have it, no one else will,” Pasechnik said. “Not only had they stolen road maintenance money for decades, they also want to destroy what little is left of the road infrastructure.”

“In general, we allocated more than 200 million rubles for road maintenance this year, up 2.5 times from 2017. Over 30 stretches of roads were patched or resurfaced,” he said.

Road resurfacing is a target of the LPR’s five-year socio-economic development programme “Our Choice.” “We also plan to launch the Shterovsky overhead road which collapsed as a result of a subversive operation,” he said.

Earlier, Pasechnik said that the Programme 2023 would help restore the Republic’s infrastructure destroyed by Ukrainian forces.

“On May 12, 2018, Pasechnik presented the programme of the LPR socio-economic development till 2023 “Our Choice” to the legislative and executive branches of power.

LuganskMediaCentre — 27 December — Lugansk