Yekaterinburg to get federal budget funding for airport and road construction to prepare for World Cup 2018

12 December 2013 (09:31)

December 12, 2013. Russia’s Transport Ministry drew up some amendments to the Federal Special Purpose Program (FTsP) called ‘Russia’s Transportation System Development in 2010-2020’; under these amendments, an additional 51m RUR will be allocated from the federal budget to help Yekaterinburg prepare for the FIFA World Football Championship of 2018, Izvestiya reports.

The ministry also explains that the amendments to the program are based on the Budget Plan 2014 that was adopted in December, and on the plans for 2014-2016 as well as on the Government’s decree on preparation for the World Cup. According to this decree, the event’s total budget is 664bn RUR, including private investments. The projects on the construction and reconstruction of the transportation infrastructure (337bn RUR in 2013-2018 altogether) include reconstruction of airports and of the road and street network and renovation of the city’s public transport vehicles.

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