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Carriers went on strike at a border crossing in China in Primorye
Russian truckers staged a protest at the border checkpoint on the border of Primorye with China. They refused to cross the border for three days due to a reduction in throughput to ten cars per day.
“Carriers brought to white heat. They decided that they would leave vehicles at the border and drive home for three days. Only local drivers will remain in Pogranichnoye, ”said Petr Kupriyanov, chairman of the Primorsky Krai transport carriers union, to EastRussia.
The authorities of Chinese Suifenhe have reduced the flow of goods transport across the border due to the fact that one of the Russian drivers after entering the country discovered coronavirus. After that, the hotel was quarantined, where drivers from Russia stopped. It was noted that the restrictions would last about three days. Due to the fact that the throughput of the transition decreased to 10-15 cars per day in each direction, more than 600 trucks were accumulated at the border.
“We wrote about the problems of this border crossing in 2017 to the president. Throughout this time, they turned to different authorities, beat the bells, but there was no result. The object must be given due attention, after all, this is the border. Look at the state of the Chinese border, and in which ours is heaven and earth, ”said Pyotr Kupriyanov.
The deputy chairman of the regional government Konstantin Shestakov visited the place. According to the results of the trip, he said that the authorities continued negotiations with the Chinese side on resuming the work of the checkpoint in the previous mode, they also agreed with Rospotrebnadzor to test drivers for coronavirus before crossing the border, and they ordered the head of the Border District to fill in an additional parking lot for trucks that had accumulated at checkpoint. However, these words are not pleased carriers.
“It is one thing to promise, and another to fulfill. We have heard many such promises. We talked about the same additional site under Miklushevsky, about the problematic issues of freight carriers, I told Oleg Kozhemyako on December 21, 2018 - on his first working day as governor. There are a lot of problems, and Primorye is the eastern gate to the Asia-Pacific region, the region is strategically important for Russia, ”concluded Pyotr Kupriyanov.
At the beginning of the year, due to the closure of border crossings and the restriction of cargo transportation in the Far East, there was a shortage of products, especially vegetables and fruits, their prices rose tenfold.