Building of the Northern Latitudinal Railway in Yamal will start in 2018
14:32 28 февраля 2017
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Building of the Northern Latitudinal Railway will be started next year. This information was given by the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitriy Kobylkin in the interview for TASS on the Russian Investment Forum “Sochi 2017”.
“Building of the Northern Latitudinal Railway will be started next year; I have a high degree of confidence in it. This year it is planned to complete the project documentation and to begin construction in 2018”, as Dmitriy Kobylkin said.
According to the governor’s words, the railroad, which will connect Sverdlovsk oblast with the port of Sabetta on coast of the Kara Sea, will be single-track. There is nothing terrible; the main thing is to organize traffic of trains correctly, as he adds.
The length of the Northern Latitudinal Railway makes 707 kilometers, it will connect Yamal with the Ural region and the North-West of Russia, will provide connection of the transport system of Russia through the port of Sabetta with the Northern Sea Route. In October 2016 Russian Railways and the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug coordinated the project on building of the Northern Latitudinal Railway. For the company Russian Railways it will be the first project under the scheme of concession. According to the words of Dmitriy Kobylkin, the cost of the project makes 240 milliard rubles. Earlier it was reported that building of the Northern Latitudinal Railway would be started in 2017.
The Russian Investment Forum is taking place in Sochi. Its program is concentrated on three thematic units: “New regional policy: opportunities for development”; “Improving business performance: opportunities for growth” and “Projects for life”.