Putin: far Eastern ports of Russia have to link the Asia-Pacific and Europe


MOSCOW, Nov 17. Far Eastern ports, the Northern sea route, railway infrastructure should become an important link between the Asia-Pacific region and Europe, said President Vladimir Putin.

“The far Eastern ports, the Northern sea route, modernization of our rail lines should become a factor in the growth of interconnectivity in the Asia Pacific region, with important infrastructure link between the Asia-Pacific region and Europe,” Putin writes in his article on the eve of the APEC forum.

The head of state stressed that the development potential of the Far East is a priority.

“This year began to establish a so-called territories of priority socio-economic development of economic areas with an unprecedented set of tax and other preferences. In relation to the port of Vladivostok adopted a special law on the free port. Plan to extend this mode to other key harbour of the Far East”, — he noted.