Photo: Emin Jafarov / “Kommersant”
The construction of the bridge, which will connect Sakhalin island with the mainland will depend on the decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. This was stated by Vice-Premier, the Plenipotentiary of the President of Russia in far East Federal district (FEFD) Yuri Trutnev, the TV channel NTV.
“Sakhalin bridge can only be the decision of the President of the Russian Federation, no other such a problem can not solve, so we await what decision the President,” he said.
According to the Vice-Prime Minister, now there are calculations that he suggested to the President in the development of the district. “There’s a great program, we agreed that when all calculations are completed, we will gather together, discuss what proposals will go out for Vladimir Vladimirovich,” — said Trutnev.
Some proposals have already been approved by Putin, for example, increase throughput capacity of BAM and Transsib, said the Ambassador.
According to the Ministry of Railways, the cost of the railway bridge to Sakhalin in terms of kilometer will be 3.5 times higher than the cost of the Crimean bridge. The cost of the project, taking into account the train approaches will be 540,3 billion, of which bridge are going to spend 252,8 billion.
Video, photo All from Russia.