© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS

NOVOSIBIRSK, March 21. /TASS/. The government of the Novosibirsk region will spend 133,6 million rubles in 2018 to implement the program of gasification of towns and villages of the region. As reported on Wednesday the press service of the regional government, this amount including the pledged funds to assist in making loans to needy residents during the gasification of the houses.

“The total financing of the subprogram “Gasification” from the regional budget of the Novosibirsk region in 2018 will amount to 133,6 million rubles, including 132,8 million roubles will be capital investments. In addition, 800 thousand rubles is planned to provide state support to citizens with loans for the gasification of housing in the Novosibirsk region”, – stated in the message.

As explained in the press service, as of January 1, 2018, the level of gasification of housing stock in Novosibirsk region natural gas amounted to almost 30% . In 2015 from the regional budget under the program of gasification has been allocated more than 1,5 billion roubles and 113 gasified settlements and more than 111 thousand households. This year they added another 1.8 thousand households in the Toguchinsky district.

In the approved gasification program also includes the construction of distribution gas pipeline in the village of Mountain with a connection to the gas from 900 households. Gasification of this settlement together with PJSC “Gazprom” will be held in connection with a potential receipt for this settlement of the status of the territory of advancing socio – economic development (TOR). An application from Mountain to receive the status of the TOR to the Ministry of economic development of the Russian Federation was sent in February, it implies gasification of the village.