According to Deputy Minister of Transport and Road Infrastructure Boris Gherasim who was speaking at a seminar “External Aid: Resources Use and Administration”, this is explained by that fact that in USSR the operation life of roads lasted 10 to 12 years and the road bed load built equaled up to 10 t. But in reality the load was over 11,5 t., which provoked their fast disruptions. At present this reason is being taken into account and roads will be reconstructed and built to live 15 to 20 years and carry a load of at least 11,5 t. Another reason for bad road conditions is lack of financing which was only 10 % of the sum necessary before 2012, Boris Gherasim said. As he stated to repair the roads completely the backing has to make a sum of 4 bln. leis p.a. and be allotted for 10 year. In 2012 the road sector was backed by 1,9 bln. leis, of which 54% were spent on maintenance of the roads and 46% on their rehabilitation and construction.
This was 70,2% more than in 2011, 123% more than in 2010 and 330,8% more than in 2009. In 2013 the fund is planned to make up about 3 bln. leis. In general, by 2020 the Ministry is planning to draw 1,2 bln. euros, including money from the Road Fund. As Boris Gherasim noted, at present projects are being implemented in Moldova at an external backing of 180,4 mln euros. In general, donors allotted to Moldova close to 276,3 mln euros and $132 mln to back 5 projects on rehabilitation of national roads. They are the M3 road connecting Chisinau through Cimislia, Vulcanesti and Giurgiulesti with the Romanian border; the M2 road connecting Chisinau through Soroca with the Ukrainian border, the R14 road, connecting Balti through Sarateni with M2; R1 (Chisinau-Hincesti-Cimislia-Basarabeasca). According to the Ministry of Transport, the latter project was completed successfully in 2011.InfoMarket