Riga, 9th April 2021 – On 8th April 2021, the Cabinet approved the allocation of 36 million and 906 thousand euro from the State budget programme “Emergency resources” to the Road Investment Programme directed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development. As a whole, €91.9 million will be invested in road construction this year in the context of an administrative reform.
Environment Protection and Regional Development Minister Artūrs Toms Plešs (AP!): “When rebuilding and rebuilding roads in the context of an administrative territorial reform, a significant contribution is made to the overall recovery of Latvia's economy and the better reach of municipal administrative centres is ensured, access to services and jobs provided by state and local governments is improved.”
The amount of funding for the development of national roads in the context of the administratively territorial reform of 36 million and 906 thousand will be allocated to the regional and local sections of the country, identified by the Ministry in the information report on the implementation of the Investment Programme for State Road Development in the context of the Administical Territorial Reform, approved at the meeting on 18 March 2021. List 1 of the Annex to this information report lists the stages of national roads for which renewal or conversion is necessary for the implementation of a successful administrative territorial reform and can be carried out in 2021.
At the same time as VARAM, the information report at the meeting on 18 March, approved the draft Order of the Ministry of Transport on the allocation of financial resources from the State budget programme 02.00.00 “Emergency funds”, which provides 55 million . Euro funding in 2021 to ensure the development of national roads in the context of administratively territorial reforms with the list of roads in the annex to the information report n R. 2.
Due to the crisis caused by covid-19, 75 million funds were allocated to heating the economy under the MK Order of 29 April 2020 entitled “On the allocation of financial resources from the national budget programme 02.00.00 “Emergency funds” under the MoU. euro. As part of this funding, around 144 km of national regional roads were restored in 2020, which, among other things, also played a role in the context of administrative territorial reform.