"We request 7 billion rubles for the roadway construction, replacement, and maintenance in the Republic of Crimea in the next year," Aksenov said.
He also said that Crimea expects allocation of additional funds for roadway maintenance this year - the tranche of 1.5 billion rubles is expected in early December.
"The president (of Russia Vladimir Putin - Ed.) has personally instructed to allocate additional one and a half billion rubles this year. We will receive it in early December," Aksenov said.
Over 4 billion rubles has been allocated from the federal budget for the repair of regional roads this year. Earlier, the so-called "minister of transport" of the Russian government of Crimea Andrey Bezsalov declared that a total of 20 billion rubles was expected to be received from the Russia's state budget for both construction and maintenance of the roads in Crimea in 2016.