The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure requested an additional 2.9 billion lei for the budget amendment, according to a response of the institution to the request of G4Media.ro.
The amounts represent increases compared to the initial allocation from the 2021 budget in four chapters:
– Railway infrastructure maintenance
– Road infrastructure maintenance
– Capital investments in subordinated companies for efficiency and recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic
– Payment obligations
The Ministry of Transport has a budget execution of 93% on the funds for the first semester of this year, according to the quoted answer. In terms of investments from European funds, the ministry recorded an increase of 35% compared to the first half of 2020 and 285% compared to the same period in 2018.
The budget allocation for 2021 for Transport was 14.1 billion lei, almost 10% higher than the budget execution in the previous year.