The bridge across the Ob River: everything is starting now
8:50 23 декабря 2018
Категории: News in English
Building of the bridge across the Ob River from the side of the town Salekhard will be started this winter. It was stated by the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Dmitry Artyukhov in the course of the direct line in his answer to the question of a blogger Artyom Cheremisov. He already asked this question in 2016 to the former governor Dmitry Kobylkin.
According to Artyukhov, this is one of the most long-waited objects on the territory. It takes long time, but such powerful projects can not be done another way. He thanked Dmitry Kobylkin, now the minister.
“We are taking every effort. In February-March we plan to start full-scale construction. We are trying to get ahead of the time, making every effort to launch the part that can already be passed through the state expertise. In winter we shall start building process. It is a difficult task. It depends on work of the design institute, GlavGosEkspertiza. We’ve been waiting for the concession for years. There were doubts, but everything is done, the most difficult stage is passed”, Dmitry Artyukhov said.
Reality of the plans is confirmed with the concession agreement on construction of objects of the Northern Latitudinal Railway signed on the 2nd of October in 2018 within the international transport and logistics forum “PRO/MOTION 1520”. The governor of Yamal calls signing of the agreement a long-waited event and assures that the region currently is actively participating in development of technical solutions.
The new railroad line will connect the Northern and Sverdlovsk Railways, setting this section among key ones in the Arctic transport system. The agreement between the Russian Federation represented by the Federal Railway Transport Agency and the company “Northern Latitudinal Railway” was concluded. The project foresees modernization and construction of railroad infrastructure in the northern latitudinal direction with the total length 498 kilometers — with consideration of approaches — 2353.3 kilometers.
The main participants of the project — “Russian Railways”, “Gazprom” and the government of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug – finance objects of the existing infrastructure, and construction of new objects is fulfilled with involvement of funds of private investors and state support on the basis of the concession scheme. The total amount of financing of the railroad part of the project is about 236 milliard 700 million rubles with consideration of approaches. Funds of the federal budget being allocated to creation of objects within the project of the Northern Latitudinal Railway make about 5.4% of the total funding.