Marat Of Husnullina: Dmitry Korotaev / Kommersant
Construction of the Northern sea route decided to accelerate, said supervising construction in the government Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin. He stated this in an interview owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC.
Khusnullin explained that in addition to the sea route, the project involves the construction of ports, road and rail entrances to ports. He said that the acceleration of the construction proposed at the expense of budget funds, which are incorporated in a plan in 2021-2022 years, and by attracting extrabudgetary funds.
In March 2018, Putin said that it is necessary to develop the structure of the Northern sea route, RBC recalled. He said that the main task — “to make it a global competitive transit artery” and set a target to increase freight traffic on this route to 80 million tons per year by 2025.
In December of 2019, it was reported that for the Northern sea route will be built seven new icebreakers. As told Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, by 2026 will be built five nuclear-powered icebreakers. In addition, from 2020, will begin construction of two icebreakers “Leader”.
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