CHITA, November 18. /Corr. Ilya Barinov/. The TRANS-Baikal territory government has established a working group that will finalize the draft agreement on the construction of a bridge across the Amur river in the Russian-Chinese border point “Pokrovka – Loguhe”. The estimated cost of the project – 1.5 billion rubles, said the Governor of the region Konstantin Ilkovsky.
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“The working group created to evaluate all aspects ranging from the environment to national security. Bridge design today is not, so it is difficult to talk about some amounts. But based on the experience and the scale of construction, this amount is in the range of 1.5 billion rubles,” – said Ilkovsky Corr. opened in Chita forum of cross-border cooperation.
In a press-service of the Governor added that the working group established to finalize the draft agreement between the governments of Russia and China on joint construction and operation of boundary bridge transition through the river the Cupid.
According to the Minister of international cooperation, foreign economic relations and tourism of the region Galsanova Bair, “regional government proved the economic feasibility of bridge construction”.
“Next, you must define the financing scheme of the construction costs of the bridge and access roads to it, including design and survey work. Then to make the appropriate clarification in the text of the draft agreement, to coordinate with the Chinese side and submitted to the transport Ministry for further approval of the domestic and international levels”, – said the Minister.
According to regional authorities, the bridge will provide year-round transportation corridor for the sale of products Amazarsk the timber industry to the Chinese market. It will also be demanded by the participants of foreign economic activity not only TRANS-Baikal region, but also neighboring regions of far Eastern and Siberian Federal districts.
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In a press-service have specified that the construction costs of the bridge will take over the government of Zabaykalsky Krai and the company “Cellulose industrial complex “polar” in the framework of public-private partnership and the government of the Chinese province of Heilongjiang. “The use of funds from Federal and regional budgets is not expected”, – said the press service.
The check point “Pokrovka – Loguhe” is 100 km from the construction site production facilities Amazarsk timber industry complex, which will produce bleached commercial pulp, sawn timber and products of wood chemistry, with implementation on domestic and foreign markets. The project is among 10 priority of Russian-Chinese investment cooperation projects.
The construction of a bridge across the Amur river is discussed in Transbaikalia from the beginning of 2000-ies. In 2006, the Russian government instructed the Ministry of transport in cooperation with the Federal authorities and the TRANS-Baikal territory government to develop a draft agreement between the governments of Russia and China on joint construction and operation of the edge bridge. In 2011, the project was discussed at the 22nd Harbin trade and economic fair.