WORKSHOP ON BITUMEN 2019
Today, at the Workshop "Bitumen 2019: Supply and Technologies", a report on positive changes that occurred over the past two years in the development of road infrastructure was presented for the representatives of key suppliers and manufacturers of bitumen. The report was prepared by the specialists of the DerzhdorNDI SE and presented by the Acting Director of the DerzhdorNDI SE - Artem Bezuglyi.
The report outlined the following issues: the development of the State Road Fund – a stable and secure source of funding the roads; the issue of decentralization which is a transfer of authority on management of local roads to regional state administrations; carrying out the repair of the record number of kilometers.
Also, the issues of new approaches to management of the road infrastructure that were implemented; technical standards and building norms that take into account the best world practices that were developed, were also considered. It was noted that the volume of bitumen consumption reached an all-time high record number of almost 700 thousand tons in 2018.