To develop infrastructure and housing construction in the regions, the government has developed a set of measures for economic support of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, packaged in the federal project “Infrastructure Menu”. The menu includes mechanisms such as infrastructure budget loans, infrastructure bonds, restructuring of budget loans, measures to support projects from VEB.RF – they de facto create competition for the write-off mechanism. “All these mechanisms are in high demand by the regions – thanks to them, the infrastructure for business, housing and utility infrastructure is successfully developing, and comprehensive programs for updating public transport in cities are being implemented,” notes Deputy General Director of the Center for Strategic Research Marat Fattakhov.
According to the expert, the increase in the limit of infrastructure budget loans in 2023 illustrates the significant demand of the regions: if in 2022 1 trillion rubles were distributed for 930 projects, then this year the planned volume was increased to 1.3 trillion rubles. In July, relevant Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin listed that 190 billion rubles were allocated for special treasury loans for the implementation of infrastructure projects in 2023, 180 billion rubles for loans for accelerated development, and 150 billion rubles for infrastructure bonds with DOM.RF .