July 11, 2014
This decision was taken due in Russia to lack of fund for supporting of occupied Crimea
In Russia it was decided that the money of the National Welfare Fund might be used for building of Kerch Bridge on condition that the project would have some financial flow. This was informed by Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov in his interview to TV channel ‘Russia 24’.
‘The passage of cargo transport might require payment, the same might concern cars. If the price would be acceptable for passing, why not?’
According to Siluanov 40 % of the project cost might be financed by the National Welfare Fund. ‘We now speak of the project that costs 200-250 milliard rubles, it’s very expensive. The cost of the project has not been confirmed by the experts yet’, – he said.
Moreover, illegitimate Crimean authorities of occupied Crimea decided that the bridge would be built by unemployed citizens. Web site ‘Crimea. Realities’: The Republican Centre of Professional Training have been given task to determine job specialties that might be necessary in the construction of the bridge and accordingly to teach unemployed Crimeans.