Building of the Northern Latitudinal Railway is being discussed on the federal level
15:35 26 января 2017
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The sitting of the Council on the Arctic and Antarctic at the Federation Council is taking place in the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Fulfillment of the transport project “The Northern Latitudinal Railway” is the basic agenda.
Members of the Federation Council, deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, representatives of federal bodies of the executive power and the state power of Russian regions and also of science and business are participating in the sitting. Among the participants there are deputies of the parliament from Yamal Vladimir Pushkaryov and Grigory Ledkov. The program of the sitting includes reports of the deputy minister of transport of the Russian Federation Aleksey Tsydenov and a deputy governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Artyukhov.
The project “The Northern Latitudinal Railway” supposes creation of a railroad route with the length in 707 kilometers connecting the Northern and Sverdlovsk Railways on the route Obskaya – Salekhard – Nadym — Korotchayevo. For Yamal the Northern Latitudinal Railway is one of three major infrastructural projects in one row with construction of the motor road Nadym — Salekhard and the port of Sabetta. The railway should connect the western and eastern parts of the region and to provide transport accessibility in the Yamal Peninsula and approaches to Sabetta.
Interrelation of development of the projects “The Northern Latitudinal Railway” and “The Port of Sabetta” will assist to creation of the world’s largest logistic center on the territory of the country. In addition, it will give the opportunity of full-fledge fulfillment of the new world transport route — the Northern Sea Route, will open the way for industry of the Ural region and Siberia to new markets.
Currently fulfillment of the project is accompanied with overcoming of many problems, including those associated with insufficient development of the “arctic” block of legislation. The Council on the Arctic and Antarctic sets the aim of the expert examination of suggestions substantiating ways of improving of economic expediency of the project “The Northern Latitudinal Railway” and associated suggestions for normative and legal support of the project.
As we should remind, within the final press conference of 2016 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that the railway would allow diversifying transport system of Yamal, unloading the Trans-Siberian Railway and would contribute to work of the port of Sabetta. He explains that the project “The Northern Latitudinal Railway” will be fulfilled at the time, when the project is recognized economically viable by experts. In general, it is a good and important project for the country. It will unload the Trans-Siberian Railway and will open a lot of opportunities, as the head of state says. Also he notes that “Yamal LNG” is one of the largest projects in the world.