Fulfillment of the project “The Northern Latitudinal Railway” will provide development of potential of the Russian Arctic zone
15:59 27 января 2017
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The sitting of the Council on the Arctic and Antarctic at the Federation Council on the transport project “The Northern Latitudinal Route” took place in the Federation Council. The sitting was conducted by the chairman of the council, the member of the Committee of the Federation Council on defense and security Vyacheslav Shtyrov.
As the senator notes, the project “The Northern Latitudinal Railway” is one of the most important infrastructural projects that provide development of natural-resource potential of the Russian Arctic zone. Fulfillment of the project will allow increasing efficiency of logistics of export of hydrocarbon raw materials, reducing transport costs of senders of freight, optimizing load of existing sections of the railroad network and assisting to removal of infrastructural restrictions of development of the region, as he underlines.
According to the words of Vyacheslav Shtyrov, forming of the transport corridor Obskaya — Sabetta aimed at development of promising subsoil areas in the Russian Arctic zone with improved access to the Northern Sea Route is the future direction of development of the project “The Northern Latitudinal Railway”.
The current status of the project, as the parliamentarian says, is characterized with a high degree of coordination between all the sides and readiness to fulfillment. The project will be fulfilled with use of the concession scheme, and it is characterized with high economic efficiency for all its participants, including the Russian Federation.
The following official persons spoke on their reports within the sitting: the deputy minister for transport of the Russian Federation Aleksey Tsydenov, a deputy governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov, the director general of the Institute for Transport Economics and Development Fyodor Pekhterev, the senior vice-president of JSC “Russian Railways” Vadim Mikhailov, the deputy director general of OOO “Gazpromtrans” Ilya Kozlov, representatives of economic regions and experts.
The participants of the discussion marked the strategic significance of the project for socio-economic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and protection of interests for national security in the Arctic.
By the results of the event, recommendations were prepared for the government of the Russian Federation, “Russian Railways”, “Gazprom” and the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, as it is reported on the official website of the Federation Council.
“The Northern Latitudinal Railway” is the railroad line with the length 707 kilometers being designed in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on the route “Obskaya – Salekhard – Nadym — Noviy Urengoy – Korotchayevo”, which should connect western and eastern parts of the Autonomous Okrug, the Northern and Sverdlovsk railways.
It is planned to fulfill building the railroad line from 2018 to 2022. The total length of the line is 707 kilometers. The forecasted amount of transportations will makes 23 million and 900 thousand tonnes (mainly gas condensate and oil products).