Dmitry Artyukhov put the concession into the service of the region
16:31 29 мая 2019
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Dmitry Artyukhov proved himself as a high-level financier and a good diplomat. Thus an expert, candidate of economic sciences (PhD in Economic sciences) Gennady Detter estimated the year of Artyukhov’s work as the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.
Among the important achievements he marks effective continuation of the already started infrastructural projects at the federal level and no less significant own initiatives of Artyukhov. His financial and diplomatic skills in the first year of the governorship laid the foundations for implementation of several major projects.
Under governance of Artyukhov one of the oldest, most expensive and large-scale infrastructural projects in Russia got the dynamics in its implementation. In 2018 the project of construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway was approved by President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev. The Northern Latitudinal Railway will become the second concession railroad line in modern Russia. The project will allow connecting the Sverdlovsk Railway to the Northern Railway in Yamal. Thus, it will create the shortest way from Yamal to the Northern Sea Route and Baltic ports.
“It is very difficult to conclude such serious agreements, it is necessary to be a good negotiator. While Dmitry Artyukhov is receiving good results”, commented Detter.
Construction of the bridge across the Pur River and repair of the motor road Korotchayevo-Urengoy are other transport projects solved with help of the concession system. Gazprombank allocated the funds in the amount of 10 milliard rubles to the concessionaire of the project. Construction work was started in December of 2018 and is continued ahead of the schedule — in the recent live Instagram Dmitry Artyukhov said that residents of Yamal would be able to drive on the long-awaited bridge one year earlier. Economic return for the investor will be held at the expense of companies – cargo vehicles will pay for travel. Passenger motor cars will move on the bridge across the Pur River for free.
Artyukhov applied the concession mechanism to modernization of the airport in Noviy Urengoy. The governor managed to find an investor, who would fulfill reconstruction of the runway, build the new building of the air terminal, provide the airport with telescopic ladders and provide passengers with services at the level of international standards.
The work will begin this year and will be completed in 2021. According to the terms of the agreement, the objects are transferred to lease to the investor for 30 years and then returned to the ownership of the region.